Buni decorated with Niger Republic National Honour Award 

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state was Sunday decorated with a Niger Republic National Honour in Niamey.

Decorating the governor with the honour of ‘Commandeur  dans l’ordre du merite du Niger’, President  Mohamed Bazum of Niger Republic, said the honour was in recognition of Governor Buni’s contribution to bilateral, economic and social relationship between Nigeria and Niger Republic. 

Bazum said the award has placed Governor Buni in a position of an ambassador who will strengthen relationship between the two countries.

Governor Buni said he is encouraged to do more by the national honour.

“This national honour awarded to me, will spur me to do more in the interests of the two countries.

“Yobe state shares international borders with Niger Republic, therefore, we will strengthen peace and peaceful coexistence, and economic prosperity among the border communities of the two countries,” he said.

The governor was accompanied to Niger Republic by the  President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, members of the national and state legislature, the state executive council, political associates, and thousands of well wishers across the country.