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Buhari Congratulates New UAE Leader

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, congratulated the new President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, who was elected President by a Federal Supreme Council to succeed his half-brother, the late Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed.

Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari congratulates new UAE leader, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, says Nigeria looks forward to even better relations.

’In congratulating the new leader upon his emergence, Buhari, on Saturday said, “I know that stepping into the shoes of the late Sheikh, Khalifa Bin Zayed, is no easy task because of his vast experience and visionary skills, but I’m confident that his successor is equally well equipped for the task ahead.“Your predecessor made a mark in the impressive transformation of the UAE, making it a vast business and tourist attraction, building infrastructure, and creating one of the best living standards in the world. I’m confident that you’re going to build on this great legacy created by your half-brother.”

“I wish President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed God’s guidance and wisdom in the discharge of this enormous responsibility.”

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