President Muhammadu Buhari has named a road in the federal capital territory (FCT) after President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger Republic.
Mohammed Bello, FCT minister, who represented the President said the expressway was named after the Nigerien president for his “significant role in the promotion of peace in Africa”.
He said “Earlier today, the first phase of the on-going Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) 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 Buhari as a mark of deep appreciation for the maintenance of brotherly relationship between Nigeria & the Rep. of Niger & in recognition of the Nigerien President’s significant role in the promotion of peace in Africa.”
Mahamadou Issoufou in a show of appreciation said the gesture shows that his relationship with Buhari and that of both countries is “excellent”.
In a tweet, the Nigerien President said “My brother and friend, did me the honor to call an Abuja expressway ‘Mahamadou Issoufou expressway’,”
He further said “This testifies, beyond our personal relations, to the excellent relations that exist between #Nigeria and #Niger. His caring touches me. I thank him very much.”