By SHOLA AYEOTAN
President Goodluck Jonathan joined other world leaders in congratulating re-elected British Prime Minister, David Cameron and the Conservative Party of Great Britain.
His congratulatory message was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.
Jonathan assured Cameron and the Conservative Party of the best wishes of the government and people of Nigeria as they prepare to form a new British Government backed by the clear majority in parliament which they won in Thursday’s elections.
The statement read in part, “The President expects that the historic relationship between Nigeria and Britain which received a significant boost during the past five years of his Presidency in Nigeria and Mr. Cameron’s first term in office, will continue to blossom in coming years for the benefit of both countries and their citizens.
“President Jonathan particularly hopes that both countries will continue to strengthen current bilateral cooperation between them in critical areas such as the fight against insurgency and terrorism, education, trade, infrastructure and the achievement of Nigeria’s development targets.
“The President wishes Prime Minister Cameron a very successful new term in office and trusts that he will continue to serve the people of Britain and the global community to the best of his immense God-given abilities.”