Speaking on the emergence of the new British Prime Minister, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said that Nigeria was ready to work with Boris Johnson.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, Buhari congratulated Boris Johnson while felicitating with Theresa May for providing visionary leadership for the country.
He 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.”
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.