What I Told King Charles III In UK – Buhari

Ilori Ogunmola With Agency Report

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what he told His Royal Majesty, King Charles III when they met in Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

Stonix News had earlier reported that Buhari had met the new monarch to foster Nigeria’s bilateral relationship with the United Kingdom.

Revealing what further transpired between him and King Charles III during a chat, Buhari said King Charles III asked him whether he has a house in the UK or not.

“He (King Charles III) asked me whether I have a house here (in the UK), I said no.

“I live in Nigeria alone, the only house I have are those I had before I got into government, and I am not very much interested in having houses all over the place.

“I feel much freer when I have nothing,” the President retorted.

While speaking on the purpose of his visit to the revered monarch, Buhari said Nigeria was a large market and wisdom demands that the business relationship between the two countries should be nurtured.

“Firstly, we are to meet with the king in Kigali but unfortunately, the meeting was postponed.

“He is interested very much in Nigeria, maybe because of Nigeria’s relationship with Britain for long, our economic strength, I think we are still of great attachment to them,” he said.

Stonix News recalled that Nigeria, formerly a Great Britain colony, attained independence on October 1, 1960 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II who passed in September 2022 at 96.

Buhari said the current monarch, who was crowned king after the passing of his mother, “speaks very well of Nigeria and wants the relationship to continue and if possible improve.

“Most economic, Nigerian businessmen and British men want to continue to work together.

“Let them make sure that the relationship is improved instead of being allowed to go down,” the President said.

On his take on the ongoing redesigning of the Naira, President Buhari said there was no going back on the planned redesign of the N1,000, N500 and N200 bank notes.

He added that politicians won’t be allowed to mobilise resources and thugs to intimidate voters in the 2023 general elections.

He also said the policy announced by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele on October 26, 2022 has come to stay.

“No going back,” Buhari said of the decision to redesign the three naira notes.

“My aim is to make sure that Nigerians believe that we respect them as an administration.

“So, Nigerians should vote for whoever they like from whichever political party.

“Nobody will be allowed to mobilise resources and thugs to intimidate people in any constituency.

“That is what I want to go down in Nigerian history for as a leader.”

Buhari is in London having jetted out on October 31 for “routine medical check-up.”

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