The President of Niger Republic, Mohamed Bazoum has approved the award of Niger Republic’s National Honour on Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni.
This was contained in a letter presented by the Second Deputy Speaker ECOWAS Parliament Mr. Sani Mallam Boucary Chaibou to Governor Buni in Abuja on Friday.
Boucary said the President of Niger Republic approved the award in appreciation of Buni’s contribution to building relationship between Nigeria and Niger Republic.
He said the National Honour awarded to the governor was in conformity with the provisions of the country’s constitution.
Boucary noted that “it was a recognition of Governor Buni ‘s active contributions to strengthening strong bilateral, economic and social relationship between Nigeria and Niger.”
Buni expressed his profound gratitude and appreciation to President Bazoum, the government and people of Niger Republic for the great honour and recognition.
He assured of his continuous support and commitment to building stronger relationship between the two countries.
He said: “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.”
He added that the award will serve as a springboard that will spur him to do more to improve the bond between the two nations.
He said: “I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the government and people of Niger Republic for this honour.”
Buni is receiving the second National Honour this year after Nigeria’s National Honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in October this year.
Michael Olugbode in Abuja