Obama congratulates Buhari,promise a strong partnership with Nigeria

The United States president, Barrack Obama yesterday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his emergence as the Nation's new president.

Obama who sent his congratulatory message in a press statement obtained in New York, also promised that his administration would maintain healthier
and stronger ties with the government of
Nigeria.


Speaking further, President Obama said that the American government would continue to build on the US-Nigeria relationship which
began in 2010, stressing that he should not relent in his effort to ensure that Nigeria remains united.

Obama, also lauded the former president,
Goodluck Jonathan, for his sportsmanship
during the presidential election which he lost to Buhari.

He also said the maturity displayed by
Jonathan during the announcement of the
March 28 presidential election averted post
election political crisis in Nigeria.
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