Buhari to host Nigerien President Bazoum with 21-gun salute on Thursday
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will be hosting Niger President Mohammed Bazoum on March 31 2022.
Bazoum will be at the villa for a few hours, but "the neighbouring leader will be received with full military honours, including a 21-Gun Salute, the presidency said on Wednesday night.
The leaders are expected to discuss issues relating to the "security challenges and strategic stability affecting the sub-region and the globe."
"While President Bazoum's visit is expected to last for a few hours, the neighbouring leader will be received with full military honours, including a 21-Gun Salute.
"The relations between Nigeria and Niger are considered a true model of interstate friendship," a senior spokesperson of the administration, Garba Shehu, said.
The visit is barely 48 hours after terrorists bombed and killed commuters on the Abuja-Kaduna train.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.