Buhari Hands Over Leadership of Niger Basin Authority, Congratulates Successor

Outgoing Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA), President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Thursday congratulated the incoming Chairman, President Roch Kaboré of Burkina Faso on his appointment as the news Chair.

‘‘Let me, on behalf of all Heads of State and Government of NBA, wish His Excellency President of the Republic of Burkina Faso, a very successful tenure’’, Buhari said, while addressing a virtual 12th summit of the Heads of State and Government of NBA.

Buhari said, the Institution had ‘‘the utmost confidence’’ in President Kabore’s ability to steer the affairs of the Niger Basin Authority for the next two years.

The Nigerian leader also congratulated member states of NBA for a job well done, calling on them to continue to muster the needed political will and courage to implement the far-reaching decisions agreed at the Summit.

Mr. Buhari also expressed appreciation and gratitude to leaders and member-countries who attended the Summit for what he described as ‘‘unwavering support and cooperation during my five-year tenure as Chairman of Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Authority.”

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