Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair has assured Nigerians and the incoming Buhari-led administration of the support of the international community in the efforts to deal with the challenges ahead.
Blair said this after a meeting with the President- elect, Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
He, however, noted that the future and destiny of Nigeria reside with its people. According to him, Nigeria has earned global respect through the successful conduct of the election.
Blair said, “There is enormous support for Nigeria now in the international community. The support takes into consideration the challenges that lie ahead and there is great confidence in the country.
“This was an election which took place in a way which the country showed the majority of democracies the spirit and character of its people. It is a leadership that I know is determined to do its best for the country.
“Obviously, the future and destiny of Nigeria reside in the hands of its people. I just want to say to the President- elect that there is tremendous support for you and the country at this moment and all of us.
“It is a moment of great challenges which bothers on the life of the people as well as their security and so on. If the same spirit and character that define the election can be taken through these coming years to address the challenges, I think we can all have great confidence in the times ahead.”