We’re Ready To Work With You, Buhari Tells Boris Johnson



President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday revealed that Nigeria was ready to work with the new British Prime Minister , Boris Johnson.

In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant ( Media & Publicity) , Garba Shehu , Buhari said , “ In Nigeria , we respect the choice of British people and we are ready to work with the new Prime Minister to improve our close relations.

“ Britain has been one of Nigeria’ s most reliable allies , especially in supporting the efforts of this administration to improve security and stamp out corruption and graft .”

He went on to congratulate the new PM , while hailing the immediate past PM , Theresa May , who he said , provided visionary leadership for her country .

Part of his statement read, “ As Mr Johnson steps into Mrs May ’ s shoes, we look forward to continuation of the good relationships that bind us together for many years .’’

“ We value this relationship so deeply that , regardless of who is in charge , this relationship should survive the political changes in the UK . ’’

The President praised the British democratic model, describing it as one of the most successful systems in the world , which has survived time .

Theresa May tendered her resignation notice to Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday during a private audience with Her Majesty and not long afterwards , Johnson arrived at Buckingham Palace for a private audience with the Queen , during which she asked him to constitute a government .


Culled from Punch News

Tochukwu Asika

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