In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), 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.”
He went on to congratulate the new PM, while hailing the immediate past PM, Theresa May, who he said, provided visionary leadership for her country.
“We value this relationship so deeply that, regardless of who is in charge, this relationship should survive the political changes in the UK.’’
Theresa May tendered her resignation notice to Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday during a private audience with Her Majesty and not long afterwards, Johnson arrived at Buckingham Palace for a private audience with the Queen, during which she asked him to constitute a government.