I Don’t Have A House, Not An Inch, Anywhere Outside Nigeria — President Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said he does not have any house outside Nigeria.

Buhari said this while receiving Letters of Credence from the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, Richard Hugh Montgomery, and his counterpart from Sri Lanka, Velupillai Kananathan, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.

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The King of England, King Charles III, inquired if the President had a residence there during their meeting, and the President admitted that he told him that he did.

President Buhari said;

In one of my meetings with King Charles III, he asked me an interesting question if I had a house in England, and I replied that I don’t have a house, not an inch, anywhere outside Nigeria.

President Buhari further enjoined Montgomery to always uphold the noble standards of diplomacy, like his predecessors, by respecting the traditional institutions in Nigeria.

The President noted that the relations with both UK and Sri Lanka will be further consolidated with their consideration for local culture, traditional rulers, and institutions.

“I like the way our traditional rulers and institutions are being respected, in spite of the changing times, education, and rising materialism.

“There is a lot to learn from our culture, and the traditional institutions are the custodians, and they should be respected by all,” President Buhari told Montgomery and Kananathan in separate meetings.

Buhari told the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom that the diplomatic relations, spanning many years, had been sustained on mutual respect for cultures, assuring that all courtesies will be extended to him to make his stay in Nigeria memorable.

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