Nigeria, Niger to pen MoU on pipeline

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President Mahammadou Issoufou of Republic of Niger with Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister Onyeama

Nigeria and Niger would sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of hydrocarbon pipeline and refinery.

President Mahammadou Issoufou of Republic of Niger arrived in Abuja on Monday night for the ceremony.

He will on Tuesday join President Muhammadu Buhari to witness signing of the MoU.

President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed the arrival of the Nigerien leader on Monday night in Abuja.

The presidential aide posted a short video clip on twitter showing President Buhari escorting the visiting Nigerien leader after an engagement at the Aso Rock.

He posted: ”As Nigeria – Republic of Niger set to sign a Bilateral Agreement for the construction of Hydrocarbon Pipeline from Niger to Nigeria tomorrow, President Muhammadu Buhari and President Mahammadou Issoufou met tonight at the State House in Abuja.”

The signing of the MOU between the two countries would take place on Tuesday at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.

The bilateral agreement is for the construction of hydrocarbon pipeline from the Republic of Niger to Nigeria.

The President of Niger Republic arrived in Abuja on Monday evening.


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