UK, US send goodwill messages to Tinubu, pledge support for his administration



Several countries, on Monday, presented goodwill messages and letters of support to President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa in Abuja.


In a statement issued by Tunde Rahman, an aide to Tinubu, the countries included the United Kingdom, United States, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brazil, South Korea, Israel, Cape Verde, Somalia and Nicaragua.


The letters were presented to Tinubu by the countries’ special envoys and heads of missions.


Richard Montgomery, the UK high commissioner to Nigeria, presented letters from Rishi Sunak, British prime minister; King Charles III, and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.


The US delegation led by Marcia Fudge, secretary of housing and urban development, also congratulated Tinubu and had a brief bilateral discussion with him.


Similarly, the South Korean delegation delivered a letter of invitation from President Yoon Suk Yeol to Tinubu, inviting him to visit the country soon. The delegation also had discussions with the president, seeking to increase bilateral ties between the two countries.


The Saudi Arabian delegation delivered a goodwill message from the Saudi Royal House to the Nigerian president.


A special envoy of Fumio Kishida, the Japanese prime minister, equally paid a visit to Tinubu and extended a hand of support and fellowship.


In the same vein, a representative of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, met with Tinubu and expressed willingness to work with Nigeria in the area of fintech.


Tinubu was sworn in on Monday as the 16th democratically elected president of Nigeria.

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