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Buhari Leaves Nigeria For Niger Republic On Tuesday

The Nigerian president,  Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Tuesday for Zinder, the Republic of Niger. Buhari is to participate in the programme of activities marking the 60th anniversary of the formal Proclamation of the Republic of Niger.

Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity for the president made this known in a statement in Abuja on today.

The presidential aide stated that the participation of the Nigerian leader was in furtherance of the deep historical and cultural relations between the governments and peoples of both friendly nations.

Activities lined up for the celebrations in the ancient south-central town and former capital of Niger, which lies 240km north of Kano, include military parade, cultural and artistic displays.

Adesina revealed that Buhari would be accompanied by Governors Mohammed Abubakar, Nasir el-Rufai and Adegboyega Oyetola of Jigawa, Kaduna and Osun States, respectively.

Also on the delegation is the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim.

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