Jonathan: Blair happy with Nigeria

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After meeting with the Acting President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the immediate past

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has expressed happiness for the 'wise way he

(Jonathan) and the institutions of the Nigerian government have handled themselves

in the last few days'.
Blair told reporters in Abuja that Nigerian officials have used skills to handle the

leadership crisis that follows the absence of President Yar'Adua who is in Saudi

Arabia battling his health.
" I want to say it has been a pretty difficult situation and I think they have handled it

with skill…Even in what seems to be a unique and difficult situation," he noted

Blair is in Nigeria as part of a West African tour. He is also scheduled to visit Liberia

and Sierra Leone.