Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Monday met with the President
of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, where the two leaders discussed
issues of cooperation and mutual benefit to their citizens.
The meeting took place at the Presidential Palace in Niamey, the Niger
A statement issued by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the two
leaders discussed important issues that bothered on education, trade and
cultural integration between Sokoto State and Niger Republic.
“Sokoto and Niger Republic have long standing cultural, religious and
family ties. Governor Tambuwal’s visit to the Palais De Presidence is meant
to enhance these ties and also explore other important areas of cooperation
like education and trade,” the statement added.
During the visit, Tambuwal will meet with Sokoto indigenes in Niger
Republic and also meet with senior public officials and investors to
explore areas of further cooperation.
The Governor was accompanied to Niamey by the Secretary to the State
Government (SSG), Professor Bashir Garba, Chief of Staff Government House,
Mukhtar Magori, Commissioner for Local Government and Community
Development, Mannir Dan’Iya among other officials.