Buhari reacts to Boris Johnson’s emergence as British Prime Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has “warmly” congratulated Boris Johnson as new British Prime Minister.

This was as he felicitated with the immediate past Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May for providing visionary leadership for the country.

In a goodwill message signed by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, Buhari 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.

“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 had survived time.