Buhari names express road after the President of Niger republic Issoufou Mahamadou


A road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been named after the President of Niger Issoufou Mahamadou by President Muhammadu Buhari.

 The road,  Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) was named after the Nigerien leader for the role he played to broker peace.

At a ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday, FCT minister, Mohammed Bello, said the expressway was named after him for his role in the promotion of peace in Africa

Bello said, “Earlier today, the first phase of the ongoing Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) in Abuja was named the ‘Mahamadou Issoufou Expressway’ in honor of the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou.

“The road was named after the Nigerien President by President @MBuhari as a mark of deep appreciation for the maintenance of the brotherly relationship between Nigeria & the Rep. of Niger & in recognition of the Nigerien President’s significant role in the promotion of peace in Africa.”

 Expressing his deep appreciation in a tweet, the Niger Republic President, Mahamadou said the gesture shows that his relationship with Buhari and that of both countries is ‘excellent’.

His tweet read, “My brother and friend, @MBuhari, did me the honor to call an Abuja expressway ‘Mahamadou Issoufou expressway’.

“This testifies, beyond our relations, to the excellent relations that exist between #Nigeria and #Niger. His caring touches me. I thank him very much.”

 Mahamadou is the sixth recipient of the  2020 Mo Ibrahim prize for achievement in African leadership after he emerged winner last week.

The award recognizes and celebrates excellence in African leadership.