President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief on the passing of Mamadou Tandja, former President of Niger Republic.
He died on Tuesday at the age of 82 after years of illness.
On Wednesday, Buhari said Niger has lost a veteran leader with rich military, political and administrative experience.
The President praised the deceased’s contributions in the military and political spheres of his country.
The Nigerian leader wished President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic, Tandja’s family and others the fortitude to bear the loss.
“The thoughts of the government and people of Nigeria are with the entire people of Niger in this period of sadness,” Buhari’s condolence statement issued by spokesman, Garba Shehu, read.
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