The European Union (EU) have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s sweeping re-election, with the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker for the European Commission, pledging to deepen cooperation with Nigeria. The EU Buhari expressed willingness to work with the Buhari administration, according to Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement in Abuja Saturday.
The letter read in parts: “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.
“What happens in Nigeria matters to the rest of the world, including to 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 union wished President Buhari “more success in promoting peace and prosperity for all Nigerians as he enters the new mandate’’.