The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Brahim Taha, has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his election as president-elect on February 25.
In a statement, the organisation said it would work with Nigeria to improve relations between the two countries.
It told the President-elect that the OIC was committed to improving its bilateral cooperation with Nigeria in all areas, especially in socio-economic development and fighting terrorism and extremism.
The statement says, in part, “On the occasion of the election of His Excellency Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, following the general elections held on February 25 2023, His Excellency Mr Hissein Brahim Taha, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has extended, on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and his own behalf, heartfelt congratulations to the President-elect.
“The Secretary-General underlined that the mandate granted to the President-elect by the Nigerian electorate is indicative of their trust in his vision for Nigeria and that thanks to his wisdom and rich experience, he will steer the affairs of Nigeria in the period ahead to realise the aspirations of Nigerians for development and prosperity.
“The Secretary-General reiterated the importance the OIC attaches to its relations with Nigeria and assured the President-elect of the OIC’s commitment to further enhance its bilateral cooperation with Nigeria in all domains, particularly in socio-economic development and the fight against terrorism and extremism.
“His Excellency Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha wished the President-elect success, and the people of Nigeria further progress, unity, and prosperity.”