Ibrahim Prize an Honour for All Niger - Former President Issoufou

Mahamadou Issoufou, the former President of Niger, has been honoured as the recipient of the 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership in a special virtual ceremony held during the 2021 Ibrahim Governance Weekend. Speaking from Niamey, Issoufou said: "I was moved and proud to be chosen by the Ibrahim Prize Committee. Through me, all the Nigerien people have been honoured. I thank President Festus Mogae and the members of the Prize Committee for choosing my modest person. I salute and congratulate Mo Ibrahim and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation for the comprehensive support they provide to the development of our continent."

The Ibrahim Prize is a U.S.$ 5 million award that recognises and celebrates excellence in African leadership. It aims to ensure that the continent benefits from the experience and wisdom of exceptional leaders once they have left national office, by enabling them to continue to contribute in other civic roles.

Mahamadou Issoufou, the former President of Niger, was honoured as the recipient of the 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership in a special virtual Leadership Ceremony held during the 2021 Ibrahim Governance Weekend.

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