Ex-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Visits Tinubu, Makes Crucial Pledge
- The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, has extended an arm of partnership to Nigeria's president-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu
- Blair, during his visit to Tinubu in Abuja, said he is willing to support the incoming administration through the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
- Tinubu, on the other, said he is open to any partnership that will foster development in Nigeria and Africa
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FCT, Abuja - Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has pledged to support the incoming administration of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Blair made this known during his visit to Tinubu in Nigeria before his inauguration as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The ex-UK Prime Minister, who Tinubu received at the Defence House in Abuja, said he is willing to partner with Tinubu through the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
According to a press release issued by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, the media aide to the president-elect, Blair said:
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"We would like to help in any way with your administration. We only need to know what the leadership priorities are and help in how to actualise them."
Blair lauded the campaign focus of the president-elect, which ranged from security, economy, agriculture and power.
He noted that his manifesto was the real deal for any society to thrive.
However, the former UK Prime Minister tasked Tinubu to brace up as there would be a considerable challenge.
Meanwhile, Tinubu thanked Blair for his visit and interest in fostering a working relationship with his incoming administration.
"Yes, we are challenged. But where is our courage? We can eliminate ignorance, diseases and poverty in Africa. We must work hard to ensure democracy works for our people.
"We have to invest more, put technology in place and keep terrorists at bay because, without effective security, there is no guarantee investors will come."
The president-elect promised a conducive environment to encourage investors and open opportunities for the people.
US Secretary of State Calls Tinubu on Phone, Makes Crucial Demands
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the United States Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, phoned Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, ahead of the May 29 inauguration.
Blinken, in a telephone call, disclosed that the U.S.-Nigeria relationship was built on shared interests that should be protected and strengthened under the Tinubu administration.
The Secretary also urged Tinubu to build an inclusive leadership that will reflect the interest of all Nigerians.