President Buhari has said he regrets the
resignation of British Prime Minister David
Cameron, which will come into effect in October.
In a statement released by his Senior Special
Assistant on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba,
President Buhari said Nigeria has enjoyed
remarkable goodwill, support and understanding
under the capable leadership of the outgoing
Prime Minister over the years.
The President said Cameron’s resignation in
response to the outcome of a referendum that
supported Britain to leave the European Union
“was a demonstration of courage by a
democratic leader who respects the will of the
people, even if he didn’t agree with their
decision.” President Buhari noted that by
‘‘putting the will of the people before his political
future, the Prime Minister proved himself to be a
selfless leader with respect for democracy and
The President expressed hope that Nigeria looks
forward to greater cooperation and consolidation
of shared interests with Britain, despite the
outcome of the referendum.