Why President Issoufon can’t see Buhari today
Niger Republic President Mahamadou Issoufou was supposed to visit President Muhammadu Buhari Fridaym but that will not happen again.
The rescheduling, according to a statement by Buhari’s spokesperson Femi Adesina late on Thursday was Issoufou’s decision.
The Nigerien president has another domestic engagement.
“All arrangements had been concluded for President Buhari to receive his Nigerien counterpart and his delegation at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa and attend the Jumaat prayers together as well as lunch, before the last-minute postponement?” Mr. Adesina said.
The spokesperson said a new date for the visit will be announced in due course.
Adesina’s statement on the reason for the postponement said the postponement was not about Buhari’s health which has confined him to bed rest for weeks now.
Buhari has missed three weekly Federal Executive Council meetings in a row.