The Israeli government has revealed its readiness to help the incoming administration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) in the fight against corruption, terrorism and in the development of Nigeria’s agriculture sector.
In a congratulatory message to the President-elect in Abuja on Monday, President Reuven Rivlin, disclosed that the two countries were facing “similar dangers and challenges in our daily struggle against those who want to terrorise our citizens”.
“The latest news regarding the Boko Haram-ISIS alliance underscores the need for like-minded countries to unite in the fight against such radical terrorist organisations. I assure you that in this important campaign, Israel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Nigeria,” he added.
While wishing the retired general success in the challenging task of presiding over the affairs of the nation, the Isreali leader expressed confidence that “under your presidency, the relations of friendship and cooperation between Nigeria and Israel will continue to expand and strengthened.
“Please accept, your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration,” he added.
Buhari, in his response, told the bearer of the letter, Uri Palti, who is the country’s ambassador to Nigeria that he was grateful for the gesture and pledged to work with all countries to their mutual benefits.