Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with Nigeria’s President-elect Muhammadu Buhari following a meeting in Downing Street, central London on May 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL
President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron in Downing Street, central London on May 23, 2015.
It will be recalled that Buhari, on Friday, May 22, left the country for Britain on a private visit.
The British, Prime Minister, David Cameron welcomed President-elect Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to Downing Street Saturday morning.
At the meeting both leaders congratulated each other on their recent election victories and discussed the challenges facing Nigeria.
The Prime Minister stressed that 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. 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.