President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday congratulated Boris Johnson on his emergence as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom.
Buhari made this known in a goodwill message issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday.
The President added that Nigeria was ready to work with the new British Prime Minister, and thanked the immediate past PM, Theresa May, who he said, provided visionary leadership for her country.
He also praised the British democratic model, describing it as one of the most successful systems in the world, which has survived time.
The statement read: “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.”
“As Mr Johnson steps into Mrs May’s shoes, we look forward to the inuation 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.’’