Jair Bolsonaro

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Jair Bolsonaro on his emergence as Brazil’s new President.

The President also felicitated with the people of Brazil for successfully going through the two rounds of the election and making their choice, thereby enhancing the democratic credentials of their country.

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According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said Nigeria shares historical and cultural ties with Brazil.

Buhari said his administration looks forward to deepening such relations as well as expanding current political, trade and military ties with the South American powerhouse.

As Bolsonaro prepares to be sworn into office in January 2019, the Nigerian leader wished him a successful tenure in confronting his country’s current socio-economic challenges.