Buhari to attend Niger Independence anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday attend the 59th Proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger.

The President Senior Specal Assistant Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement issued on Sunday, said the Buhari alongside the Presidents of Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger would participate in the historic event on December 18 of every year to commemorate the founding of the Republic of Niger and creation of the Presidency.

After the ceremony, the Nigerian leader will hold bilateral meetings with some of his counterparts before returning to Abuja same day.

President Buhari will be accompanied on the trip by Governors Aminu Masari, Ibrahim Gaidam and Kashim Shettima of Katsina, Yobe and Borno States respectively.

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