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Buhari pledges strong agricultural ties with Niger 




President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the government and people of Niger Republic that his administration was determined to 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 yesterday, Buhari said his government would closely look at the message from his Nigerien counterpart, which he said, was aimed at enhancing and deepening the existing cooperation in agriculture between the two countries.

Buhari, who hoped for good rains in both countries, said that it would boost food production and avert the spectre of hunger. He 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 Issoufou for a second term in office.

The Special Envoy, who is also his country’s Senior Minister of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Albada Abouba, said he had been sent to convey Niger’s gratitude to Nigeria for its continuing support and cooperation, especially in the area of agriculture.
He said Issoufou was optimistic that existing bilateral ties would continue to get better under the current leadership in the two countries.

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