61st Independence: Nigeria Felicitates With Niger Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the President of Niger Republic, Mohammed Bazoum, on the country’s Independence Day being observed today, August 3, 2021.

In a message, the President described Niger Republic as “one of Nigeria’s best friends in Africa” and that the French speaking country “has always demonstrated tremendous goodwill towards Nigeria.”

President Buhari noted that, “despite the artificial division of Africa, the people of Niger share cultural affinity with Nigerians,” adding that “the colonial identity of the people of Niger Republic has never affected the spirit of mutual respect and brotherliness with their Nigerian neighbours.”

He described President Bazoum as “a great Africanist who has demonstrated statesmanship since his election in April this year.”

President Buhari told Bazoum: “As you celebrate your independence today, I send hearty best wishes on behalf of the government and the people of Nigeria.”

Source: Voice of Nigeria