Buhari, Cameron hold talks in London

Buhari, Cameron hold talks in London

Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari,
has held talks with British Prime Minister David
Cameron at his official residence at 10, Downing
Street, London.
It was gathered that Buhari and Cameron
discussed the threat posed by militant group
Boko Haram ahead of the inauguration of the
President-elect on May 29, among other issues.
A statement released by the spokesperson of
Downing Street on the official website of the UK
government, noted that “the Prime Minister
welcomed President-elect Buhari of Nigeria to
Downing Street this morning. Both leaders
congratulated each other on their recent election
victories and discussed the challenges facing
“The Prime Minister stressed the UK’s wish to
work for a stable, prosperous and secure Nigeria.
The leaders discussed security in the region and
the fight against terrorism, particularly the threat
posed by Boko Haram. They discussed the need
for a regional approach and agreed to continue
working together to build the capacity of the
Nigerian army, with the UK continuing to provide
military training and intelligence support.
“On tackling corruption, they agreed this was a
priority to ensure Nigeria’s prosperity and
success,” adding that “the Prime Minister agreed
to look at what technical assistance and support
the UK could provide to the Nigerian government
as it looks to undertake its reforms.
“They also discussed the need to tackle
organised crime and the links between the UK
and Nigeria.
“Finally, they talked about the challenges posed
by migration from Africa to Europe and the
President-elect said he would do all he could to
secure Nigeria’s borders,” the statement said.
General Buhari, on Friday, May 22, left the
country for Britain on a private visit. It is his first
such trip outside the country since winning the
March 28 Presidential election.
A statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the
head of the Media Team of the President-elect,
Garba Shehu, said General Buhari would use the
opportunity of the visit to take a much deserved
rest ahead of his inauguration on Friday.
“He is expected back in the country a few days
before the inauguration, refreshed and ready to
hit the ground running once he is sworn into
office,” the statement read.


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