Nigeria, Niger Republic to deepen agricultural cooperation – President Buhari

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Abuja – Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Government and people of Niger that his administration will the growing bilateral ties between Nigeria and its northern neighbour, especially in the field of agriculture.

The stated this when he received a Special Envoy of President Mahamadou Issoufou of the of Niger at the State House, Abuja on Friday.

Buhari said that his government would closely look at the message his Nigerien counterpart, which he said was aimed at enhancing and deepening the existing cooperation in agriculture between the two countries.

He expressed hope for bumper harvest occasioned by good rains in both countries, to food production and avert the spectre of hunger.

The 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.

The Special Envoy of 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 leaderships in the two countries.(NAN)