Buhari congratulates US president-elect Donald Trump


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated United States of America President-elect, Donald Trump, on his victory in the just concluded presidential election.

Buhari in the congratulatory message on behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, conveyed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Wednesday in Abuja said he looked forward to working with Trump to strengthen the already established friendly relations between both countries.

He also congratulated 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,” the statement said.