Buhari Congratulates Cameroon’s Biya on Inauguration for Another 7-Year Term

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated President Paul Biya of Cameroon on his inauguration for another term in office.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President commended Biya for sustaining the good neighbourliness existing between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Buhari said he looked forward to enhanced relations between the governments of the two countries in the years ahead.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with President Paul Biya on his inauguration on Tuesday for another term of office following his victory in the October 7, 2018 presidential election.

“The Nigerian leader commends his Cameroonian counterpart for sustaining the long history of good neighbourliness with Nigeria and cooperating in the current push against Boko Haram insurgents.

“As the Cameroonian leader begins a new tenure, President Buhari wishes him success and looks forward to enhanced relations between the governments and peoples of both countries.”

After 36 years in office, Biya was sworn in for another seven-year term as Cameroon president Tuesday.

The 85-year-old acknowledged tensions in the country, particularly in the English-speaking northwest and southwest regions, and promised to work towards uniting his people.

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