The President of the Niger Republic, Mohamed Bazoum, has approved the country’s National Honour Award to Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe.
A letter conveying the award was presented to Buni by Boucary Sani Chaibou, Depute National, and Second Deputy Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Buni’s Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu on Friday.
Mr Boucary said the president approved the award in appreciation of the governor’s contribution to building relationship between Nigeria and Niger Republic.
“It was a recognition of Gov. Buni ‘s active contributions to strengthening strong bilateral, economic and social relationship between Nigeria and Niger,” he said.
According to the official, the award is also in conformity with the provisions of the Niger Republic’s constitution.
The governor expressed appreciation to Mr Bazoum, the government and people of Niger Republic for the honour and recognition.
He pledged his continuous support and commitment to building stronger relationships between the two countries.
“Nigeria and Niger are brothers, we all have roles to play in strengthening peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding between the governments and people of the two countries,” Mr Buni said.
The governor added that the award would spur him to do more to improve the extant bond between the two nations.
The award came after Mr Buni received Nigeria’s National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in October.
Source: Peoples Gazette
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