By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
The duo of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Skoto state and Nigerien President, Mahamadou Issoufou, met on Monday in Niamey, Niger Republic capital to discuss issues of cooperation and mutual benefit to their citizens.
The meeting by the two leaders took place at the Presidential Palace in Niamey, the Niger Capital.
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.