Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Monday met with the President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, at the Presidential Palace in Niamey.
Tambuwal’s spokesman Imam Imam said in a statement that the meeting of the two leaders was to discuss issues of common interest for improved relations.
Imam said the two discussed important issues that bordered on education, trade and cultural integration between Sokoto State and Niger Republic.
The spokesman noted that Sokoto and Niger Republic have long-standing cultural, religious and family ties.
”So, our visit to the Palais De Presidence is meant to enhance these ties and also explore other important areas of cooperation like education and trade,” he said.
Imam added that Tambuwal used the opportunity to meet Sokoto indigenes in Niger Republic and senior public officials as well as investors to explore areas of further cooperation.
The governor was on the visit with the Secretary to the State Government, Bashir Garba, the Chief of Staff Sokoto Government House, Mukhtar Magori, Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Mannir Dan’Iya, among others.