Nigeria, Niger Republic To Deepen Agricultural Cooperation – Buhari

Nigeria, Niger Republic To Deepen Agricultural Cooperation – Buhari
May 27 19:24 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the government and people of Niger Republic that the present administration would boost the growing bilateral ties between Nigeria and its northern neighbour especially in the field of agriculture.

Speaking while receiving a Special Envoy of President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger at the State House, Abuja on Friday, the President said government would closely at look the message from his Nigerien counterpart, which he said was aimed at enhancing and deepening the existing cooperation in agriculture between the two countries.

The President, who hoped for good rains in both countries, said it would boost food production and avert the spectre of hunger.

Buhari also used the occasion to congratulate the government and people of Niger on the successful conclusion of the country’s election and the swearing-in of President Issoufou for a second term in office.

In his remarks, the Special Envoy of President Issoufou and Senior Minister of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Albada Abouba, said he had been sent to convey his country’s gratitude to Nigeria for its continuing support and cooperation especially in the field of agriculture.

He said President Issoufou was optimistic that existing bilateral ties would continue to get better under the current leadership in the two countries.