President Of Niger Republic Reschedules Visit To Buhari


BEVERLY HILLS, May 4, (THEWILL) – The visit of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic to President Muhammadu Buhari scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017, has been put forward.

A statement by Buhari's spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the rescheduling is at the instance of President Issoufou who has another domestic engagement.

However, President Buhari, who is still recovering from an undisclosed ailment has not been seen in public for over two weeks even though he’s met behind closed doors with at least three top government officials this week.

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

“A new date for the visit will be announced in due course,” Adesina said.