By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Liz Truss as she assumes office as the new Prime Minister of Britain.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja, the president rejoiced with the former Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom.
Buhari expressed the hope that the prime minister’s antecedents in government, politics and diplomacy would further shape and strengthen relations with Nigeria and other nations.
The president, who noted that the shared ties between Nigeria and Britain had remained strong, positive and mutually beneficial, pledged to work with the Prime Minister to deepen the relationship in the interest of both countries.
He appreciated the warmth and friendliness of the immediate-past Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, wishing him the best in his future endeavours.