President Muhammadu Buhari has named an expressway in Abuja after his Niger Republic’s counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou.
The FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello, alongside Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, announced this on Tuesday during the opening of the road.
Mr Bello said the road was named after Mr Issoufuo as a mark of deep appreciation for the brotherly relationship between the two presidents.
“Earlier today, the first phase of the on-going Outer Southern Expressway in Abuja was named the ‘Mahamadou Issoufou Expressway’ in honour of the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou.
“The road was named after the Nigerien President by President Muhammadu Buhari as a mark of deep appreciation for the maintenance of brotherly relationship between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger and in recognition of the Nigerien President’s significant role in the promotion of peace in Africa.”
Recall that the Nigerien President had conferred on President Buhari the Niger Republic’s highest national honour, Grand Croix Des Ordre National Du Niger.
The Nigerien President said the highest national award of his country was bestowed on President Buhari because of his “fraternity, vigour, patriotism and determination to move Africa forward, starting from the West Coast.’’