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I Had Fabulous Time in Nigeria, Says Outgoing British High Commissioner

Outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Wendy Laing, has said she is fascinated by Nigeria, particularly the music, dance, and culture.

The envoy stated she has had “a fabulous time here,” during a farewell visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja, after four-and-a-half years tour of duty.

“I’m sad to be leaving,” she said, adding: “Nigeria is so much fun, I had a fabulous time here, and I’ll be back. I love the dance, music, and culture. It’s been good to experience Nigeria. I’ve been to over 20 states, and I’ve told my successor to also do the same. I’ll be back, and still travel wider.”

Laing congratulated the President on successful eight years in office, saying he had done very well to hold the country together.

Buhari said the United Kingdom was second home for many Nigerians, and relations between the two countries will continue to wax strong.

“In fact, some wealthy Nigerians don’t feel complete till they’ve had a home in the UK,” he added.

The President said he looked forward to retirement in Daura, Katsina State, after handing over on May 29, reiterating: “I’ll be as far away from Abuja as possible.”

He lauded UK for cooperation on many fronts, particularly in the rebuilding of the North East, hitherto ravaged by insurgency.

Source : Guardian