Buhari Congratulates Brazil’s President-elect


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Jair Bolsonaro on his victory in Brazil’s presidential election run-off on Sunday.

The President, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, also felicitated with the people of Brazil for successfully going through the two rounds of the election and making their choice, thereby enhancing the democratic credentials of their country.

Noting that Nigeria shares historical and cultural ties with Brazil, President Buhari said his administration looks forward to deepening such relations as well as expanding current political, trade and military ties with the South American powerhouse.

“As President-elect Bolsonaro takes office in January 2019, the Nigerian leader wishes him a successful tenure in confronting his country’s current socio-economic challenges,” the statement read in part.