Here’s the statement as unbelievable and disrespectful as possible:
The visit of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic to President Muhammadu Buhari scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017, has been put forward.
The rescheduling is at the instance of President Issoufou who has another domestic engagement.
All arrangements had been concluded for President Buhari to receive his Nigerien counterpart and his delegation at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa and attend the Jumaat prayers together as well as lunch, before the last-minute postponement.
A new date for the visit will be announced in due course.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
May 4, 2017