Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says he regrets the resignation of the British Prime Minister David Cameron, which will take effect in October, 2016.
President Buhari said over the years, Nigeria has enjoyed remarkable goodwill, support and understanding under the capable leadership of the outgoing Prime Minister.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
“Cameron’s resignation in response to the outcome of a referendum that supported Britain to leave the European Union was a demonstration of courage by a democratic leader who respects the will of the people, even if he didn’t agree with their decision. Putting the will of the people before his political future, the Prime Minister proved himself to be a selfless leader with respect for democracy and voter sovereignty,” the President said.
The President expressed hope that Nigeria looks forward to greater cooperation and consolidation of shared interests with Britain, despite the outcome of the referendum.