EU Writes Buhari on the state of Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari
Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari

The European Union (EU), has written Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari on the need to strengthen democracy in the country.

The European body expressed its thoughts and opinions in a letter dated arch 22, 2019, signed by signed by Donald Tusk for the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker for the European Commission.

It urged Buhari to run an inclusive government which was alien to the first term of the administration whilst congratulating it on being declared winner of the February 23 Presidential election.

“On behalf of the European Union, we would like to congratulate you on your re-election as the President of Nigeria.

“We look forward to your leadership in strengthening democracy and uniting the country in line with the principles and spirit of the 2019 Abuja Peace Accord, and the EU is willing to work with your government to follow up on the recommendations of our Election Observation Mission.”

As the most populous black nation in the world and one of the top economies in Africa, the EU emphasised the importance of peace and stability of the country to the world.

“What happens in Nigeria matters to the rest of the world, including to Europe. Your commitment to an inclusive government offers an opportunity to take Nigeria forward in a way that meets your objectives of strengthening the economy, fighting corruption and improving security.

“The European Union has always partnered with Nigeria and its people. We look forward to continued and increased cooperation on bilateral and international matters,” the statement said