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 voter sovereignty.’’
The President expressed hope that
Nigeria looks forward to greater
cooperation and consolidation of
shared interests with Britain, despite
the outcome of the referendum.