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Turkey’s President Congratulates Tinubu, Seeks for Closer Relationship

Turkey’s President Congratulates Tinubu, Seeks for Closer Relationship. Turkey’s President, Tayyip Erdoğan, has extended his congratulations to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s President-elect, on his victory in the country’s presidential election held on February 25, 2023.

Turkey's President Congratulates Tinubu, Seeks for Closer Relationship

In a letter addressed to Tinubu, Erdoğan expressed his sincere congratulations and added that he believes Nigeria, as Turkey’s strategic partner, under Tinubu’s leadership, will continue on its path to a prosperous future. Erdoğan also noted the importance of improving relations between Turkey and Nigeria and that with joint efforts, the countries will develop friendly relations and close cooperation for mutual benefit.

“I believe that as our strategic partner, Nigeria, under your leadership, will continue its course to a prosperous future. Türkiye attaches great importance to improving its relations with Nigeria, as the strongest nation on the African continent.

Turkey’s President Congratulates Tinubu, Seeks for Closer Relationship.

“With this understanding, I have no doubt that with our joint efforts, we will develop friendly relations and the growing close cooperation between our countries to the mutual benefit of our people.

“I avail myself of this opportunity to express my heartfelt wishes for the health and happiness of Your Excellency, as well as, the well-being and prosperity of the friendly people of Nigeria.” -Tayyip Erdoğan.

The congratulatory letter is among a series of similar messages received by Tinubu from world leaders, including China’s President Xi Jinping, UK’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and France’s President Emmanuel Macron. These messages reflect the international community’s interest in and recognition of Tinubu’s victory in Nigeria’s presidential election.


The goodwill messages also underscore the importance of Nigeria’s relationship with other nations and the need for cooperation and collaboration in global affairs. Tinubu’s election is seen as a positive development for Nigeria’s domestic and foreign policies, as he has a proven track record of effective governance and leadership in his previous roles as governor of Lagos State and senator.

Turkey’s President Congratulates Tinubu, Seeks for Closer Relationship.

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As Nigeria prepares for a new administration under Tinubu’s leadership, it is expected that the country will focus on economic growth, security, and political stability. Tinubu’s experience and expertise in these areas will undoubtedly serve Nigeria well, and his engagement with world leaders will foster stronger international partnerships and cooperation.

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