The United Kingdom, United States of America and European Union, in collaboration with no fewer than 19 developed nations, have lauded Nigeria for sustaining the ideals of democracy since the country returned to participatory governance in 1999.
The applause for Nigeria was contained in a special joint statement released on their behalf by the British High Commission in Abuja
In the message, the countries particularly lauded Nigerians for a peaceful transition of power from a ruling party to an opposition party in 2015.
The countries, however, pleaded with Nigerians to consolidate and deepen democracy as Nigeria heads for another important election next year.
They maintained that while they were not interested in who will emerge the winner of the next election, they would want to see a process that is fair, free and inclusive of under-represented groups, such as women, youths and persons with disabilities.