According to a report from Vanguard, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has been awarded the highest national award of the Niger Republic, “Grand Croix Des Ordre National Du Niger.” This distinguished award of honour was presented by President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger.
This development came after Issoufou on Tuesday, paid a courtesy visit to President Buhari at the Aso Villa and the honour was bestowed on him. According to the report, the award was in recognition of the president's contribution, “fraternity, vigour, patriotism and determination to move Africa forward, starting from the West Coast,” the report confirmed.
However, the President of Niger, Issoufou thanked President Buhari and Nigerians for the support he received in the past few years as he leads his country. He specifically thanked President Buhari for his outstanding performance and support given to him particularly during his time as Chairman of ECOWAS. According to him, Nigeria is a welcoming place for him. Thus, describing Nigeria as his “second home’’.
Meanwhile, Adamu Garba ll has taken it to his Twitter page after the award was conferred on President Buhari, to express their opinion. According to him, he thought the award President Buhari received should have been a Golden cow instead of what he saw.
It could be recalled that he has been advocating for people to invest in cow business in the past few weeks. He allegedly said cow business pays better and still gives us enough meat for consumption.
It may interest you to know that despite saying that the award should have been in form of a cow, he still appreciated the Niger Republic President for honouring our President, Muhammadu Buhari with the award. See screenshot of his tweet below;
“I thought this gift should have been a Golden Cow, but then I remember Golden Calf after the exodus. With this in mind, I think the President of Niger should be appreciated.”
Bashir Ahmad, special Assistant to the President on new media has took it to his page to share photos of the two Presidents with the tag “Nigerian and Nigerien Presidents!”. However, this development has sparked reactions from Nigerians on social media after the tweets went viral.
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