President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday
congratulated US President-elect, Donald Trump,
expressing readiness to work together with him to
strengthen the already established friendly relations
between both countries.
A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser
to the President on Media and Publicity, read: “On
behalf of the Government and people of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari
congratulates President-elect Donald Trump on his
victory in the United States presidential election.
“President Buhari also congratulates American
citizens on the outcome of the election, which was
keenly observed by all true lovers of democracy
and those who believe in the will of the people.
“The President looks forward to working together
with President-elect Trump to strengthen the
already established friendly relations between both
countries, including cooperation on many shared
foreign policy priorities, such as the fight against
terrorism, peace and security, economic growth,
democracy and good governance.
“As Mr Trump prepares to assume the position of
the President of the United States, President Buhari
extends his good wishes to him on the onerous
task of leading the world’s strongest economy.”