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I’m Sad To Be Leaving Nigeria, I Enjoyed Myself, British Envoy Confesses

Outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Wendy Laing, has confessed that she enjoyed herself in the country and is sad that she’s leaving.
She said that she was particularly fascinated by Nigeria’s music, dance, culture, and that she had “a fabulous time here.”
She spoke today, April 5 during a farewell visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa, Abuja, after four-and-a half years tour of duty.
“I’m sad to be leaving. Nigeria is so much fun, I had a fabulous time here, and I’ll be back. I love the dance, the music, the culture. It’s been good to experience Nigeria. I have been to over 20 States, and I have told my successor to also do the same. I will be back, and still travel wider.”
She congratulated President Buhari for very successful eight years in office, saying that he had done very well to hold the country together.
This was even as President Buhari said that the United Kingdom is second home for many Nigerians, and that the relationship between the two countries will continue to wax strong.
“In fact, some wealthy Nigerians don’t feel complete till they have had a home in the UK,” he added.
President Buhari said that he looked forward to retirement and move to Daura, Katsina State, after handing over on May 29.
“I will 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.

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