Presidency reschedules Nigerien leader visit

By Timothy Choji, Abuja

Niger's President, Mahamadou Issoufou

The Nigerien President, Mahamadou Issoufou’s visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja has been put forward.

The visit was formerly billed for Friday, May 5 2017.

The rescheduling is at the ‘instance of President Issoufou who has another domestic engagement.’

All arrangements had been concluded for President Buhari to receive his Nigerien counterpart and his delegation at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa. They were also to attend the Jumaat prayers together as well as lunch, before the last-minute postponement.

A new date for the visit will be announced in due course.

Mercy Chukwudiebere