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AFCON Victory: Buhari Congratulates Teranga Lions

The Teranga Lions of Senegal
The Teranga Lions of Senegal

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulatory message to President Macky Sall of Senegal on the victory of the Teranga Lions at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The President spoke Thursday while receiving the Ambassador of Senegal, His Excellency, Babacar Matar Ndiaye, in a farewell audience at State House, Abuja.

President Buhari, in a statement issued by his spokesman, asked him to convey the congratulations of Nigeria to President Sall on the victory of the Teranga Lions.

“I’m sending the congratulations reluctantly because our own country got beaten in the tournament,” the President jocularly told Ndiaye.

He lauded him for a successful tour of duty in Nigeria, which lasted almost four years, and observed that “our relationship is very strong.

“I congratulate your President for keeping the country together. Please extend my best wishes to him.”

President Buhari also wished the outgoing Ambassador success in his next tour of duty.

Ambassador Ndiaye said Nigeria was like a second home to him, having first served in the consular section of his Embassy, before he came back as Ambassador for almost four years.

“Thanks for the success of my term. I will always have good memories of Nigeria,” Ambassador Ndiaye said.

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