NIGERIAN President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday regretted the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, which will come into effect in October.
The Cameron announced his intention to resign following the vote by Britain to leave the European Union (EU).
According to a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja in Friday, 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.”
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 voters’ sovereignty.”
The President said Nigeria looked forward to greater cooperation and consolidation of shared interests with Britain, despite the outcome of the referendum.