The President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Friday eulogized the continued bilateral relationship between Nigerian and the United Kingdom, UK, while assuring that the present administration is determined to fulfill its obligations to the betterment of the nation; just as he stated that Nigerians deserve the best of governance.
The Senate President while hosting the British High Commissioner, Dr. Andrew Pocook in his office commended his guest for reinvigorating the mutual understanding that exists between the two countries.
He stressed that Nigeria will always look forward to Britain in areas of infrastructural development and socio-security, “I am very delighted to receive Your Excellency in my office barely 48 hours of my resumption of office. This shows the level of commitment that the British government has towards the course of Nigeria.
“We look forward to a very good working relationship in order to move our dear country forward. Nigerians deserve the best of governance.” Saraki said.
The President of the Senate was quick to remind his guest of the task ahead of the new administration in the country assuring that with the collaboration from the United Kingdom, those challenges are surmountable.
Earlier, the British High Commissioner, Dr. Pocook congratulated the President of the Senate on the success of his election, adding that the United Kingdom will always work harmoniously with Nigeria government in ensuring good governance at all levels.
Fielding questions from Senate Correspondents, Dr Pocook declined comment saying his he would not like to be drawn into discussions of party affairs.
“What we want to do is to talk to the President of the Nigerian Senate about how we can work with him individually, with institution, to strengthen the bilateral relationship but also to move forward mutual agenda and a whole range of issues. So we are not here to play politics. We are here to do substantive business,” he cautioned.
Senators in attendance at the visit included Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Senator Abdullahi Ibrahim of Sokoto state; Senator Abdulrahman Abubakar of Kogi State; Senator Misau Isah Hamma of Niger State; Senator Dino Melaye -Kogi State; Senator Rafiu Ibrahim of Kwara State.
Source: Daily Independent