Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari,79, says the UK governing party’s decision to choose Rishi Sunak as the next prime minister is a milestone and inspiring for young people.
Mr Sunak, 42, will be the UK’s first British Asian prime minister and the youngest for more than 200 years.
Buhari called for more cooperation between Nigeria and the UK to strengthen ‘’the enduring partnership and unbreakable friendship’’ between the two countries.
He also stressed the need ‘’to increase trade and investment within and between Commonwealth countries to boost the health and wealth of all our peoples.’’
Nigeria, which has the biggest population in Africa, gained its independence from the UK in 1960.