The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, congratulated the new Prime Minister of Britain, Liz Truss, on her assumption of “this trusted position of leadership”.
Truss, who served as foreign secretary until her emergence, defeated top contender Rishi Sunak on Monday under the Conservative Party.
This is according to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari congratulates British Prime Minister.’
The statement partly read, “On behalf of the citizens and Government of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the new Prime Minister of Britain, Liz Truss, on her assumption of this trusted position of leadership.
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“The President rejoices with the former Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, whose antecedents in government, politics and diplomacy will further shape and strengthen relations with Nigeria and other nations.
“He affirms that the shared ties between Nigeria and Britain remain strong, positive and mutually beneficial, while working with Prime Minister Liz Truss to deepen that relationship in the interest of both countries.”
Buhari also appreciated the warmth and friendliness of the immediate past Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, wishing him the best in his future endeavours.
In this file photo taken on August 31, 2022 Liz Truss, Britain’s Foreign Secretary and a contender to become the country’s next Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party, answers questions as she takes part in a Conservative Party Hustings event at Wembley Arena, in London. – The UK will learn on September 5, 2022 who will be its next prime minister, with foreign minister Liz Truss expected to be announced winner of a lengthy vote by Conservative Party members. The result will be announced at 12.30 pm (1130 GMT), after foreign minister Truss and her rival, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, spent the summer campaigning. (Photo by Susannah Ireland / AFP)