Buhari hosts out-going Nigerien President, Issoufou

  Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed doors with the outgoing Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger at the State House, Abuja .

The News of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigerien leader, who arrived at the Presidential Villa at about 11.45 a.m. was welcomed by the at the forecourt of the villa.

NAN also reliably gathered that the two West African leaders would deliberate on -regional issues including security challenges occasioned by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.

Issoufou, it was gathered, would use of the meeting to thank Buhari for the support and assistance rendered to his country during his first and second terms office.

NAN reports that a road, behind Department of State Services (DSS) quarters, Asokoro, was named after the visiting Nigerien leader, who was accompanied by Governors of Zamfara, Kebbi, Jigawa, Kano, Yobe and Sokoto states.

Nigeria had facilitated the transportation and other logistic needs of the recently concluded national elections the Niger Republic. (NAN)