Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has applauded the United Kingdom for pledging Â£200 million to rebuild Nigeria, especially the North-east geo political zone where he hails from.
A statement released by the Atiku Media Office yesterday quoted the former vice president as saying: â€œTo paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, the UK and Nigeria are two countries separated by a common language. Our two nations have too much in common not to have common ground.
â€œAs I said to the UKâ€™s Prime Minister, Theresa May, when I met her earlier this summer, Nigeria is not asking for what we have not given. The gallant men and women of our armed forces have given their lives and limbs to bring peace and prosperity to nations all over the world and in time past we made generous contributions to the development of other nations.
â€œI also urge other long-term friends of Nigeria to support our Federal Government as we rebuild our nation and defeat our common enemies in the war on terror.
â€œOnce again thank the United Kingdom for such a kind gesture. May God bless our Anglo-Nigerian relationships.â€