September 28, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), on his appointment as Saudi Arabia’s new prime minister.
A statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said a letter personally signed by the President welcomed MBS’s appointment.
Mohammed Salman was on Tuesday, appointed new Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. He will combine his appointment with the position of Defence Minister, the first ever in the history of the Kingdom.
President Buhari expressed confidence that with ‘the dynamic and visionary leadership of the government by the Prime Minister under the guidance of his father, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the comprehensive strategic partnership between Nigeria and Saudi will continue to blossom.
King Abdulaziz is the ruler of the Saudi Kingdom and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques.
Buhari said the government and the people of Nigeria looked forward to working with him to further deepen and expand excellent bilateral relations.
In wishing Prime Minister Muhammad a successful tenure in office, President Buhari prayed to Allah to increase the health and wisdom of King Salman.