The President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, said Nigeria looks forward to working with the incoming British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, across several fronts including, anti-terrorism, food security, energy access and climate change.
“The government and people of Nigeria look forward to working with Prime Minister Sunak and the leaders of other Commonwealth nations to deliver them,” Buhari said in a statement on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement was titled ‘Statement by President Muhammadu Buhari on the incoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Rishi Sunak MP.’
It read, “On behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the largest of 21 countries of Africa that are members of the Commonwealth, I welcome incoming British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to office.“As the first Prime Minister of British-Asian descent and the youngest in about 200 years, these milestones will be especially inspiring for young people across our 2.4 billion-population, 56-nation Commonwealth.
“On this important day, we should also remember the enduring partnership and unbreakable friendship between our countries, the United Kingdom and Nigeria.”
The President added that the Commonwealth of nations will stand against terrorism with a renewed determination to address the world food crisis that is driving up the cost of living for people and families globally.