- President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger is currently in Nigeria to see Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja
- Bazoum arrived on Monday, April 19, and was received by the Nigerian leader along with other government officials
- This development was confirmed in a tweet by Bashir Ahmad, the president's personal assistant on new media
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, April 19, received Mohamed Bazoum, the newly sworn-in president of Niger Republic, at the State House in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that the presidency made this known through a video shared on Twitter showing the moment Buhari welcomed his Niger counterpart at the State House.
According to Tolu Ogunlesi, the president's special assistant on digital and new media, governors of Kebbi, Borno, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara states were also present at the State House to welcome Bazoum.
Bashir Ahmad, a personal assistant on new media to the president, in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad confirmed that both leaders were in a closed-door meeting.
Bazoum in briefing press after his meeting with President Buhari said he was elected on a program to deliver on certain areas, incl agric, mining, infrastructure.
He went on to address strengthening relations with Nigeria and the railway line from Kano to Maradi.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Grand Croix Des Ordre National Du Niger, the highest national award of Niger Republic, was on Tuesday, March 16, conferred on President Buhari by the former leader of the country, Mahamadou Issoufou.
The gesture was part of the events when President Buhari hosted Issoufou at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Referring to Issoufou as an illustrious leader, Buhari hailed him for the successful completion of his second tenure and winning the prestigious 2020 Mo Ibrahim prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
In a related development, President Buhari has broken his silence on the attempted coup in Niger Republic.
The president on Wednesday, March 31, said any illegal effort to depose a democratically elected government is despicable.
According to him, it is utterly naive to attempt the removal of an elected government by force.