Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The European Union has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election, expressing willingness to work with his government.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said that a letter dated March 22, and jointly signed by Donald Tusk for the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker for the European Commission, contained the message.
According to him, the letter read in part: “On behalf of the European Union, we would like to congratulate you on your re-election as the President of Nigeria.
“We look forward to your leadership in strengthening democracy and uniting the country in line with the principles and spirit of the 2019 Abuja Peace Accord, and the EU is willing to work with your government to follow up on the recommendations of our Election Observation Mission.”
The EU also reiterated Nigeria’s important position in world affairs and the Union particularly.
“What happens in Nigeria matters to the rest of the world, including Europe. Your commitment to an inclusive government offers an opportunity to take Nigeria forward in a way that meets your objectives of strengthening the economy, fighting corruption and improving security.
“The European Union has always partnered with Nigeria and its people. We look forward to continued and increased cooperation on bilateral and international matters,” the statement also read.
The Union wished Buhari more success in promoting peace and prosperity for all Nigerians as he enters his new tenure.