Trump speaks with Buhari, invites him to US – Presidency

Trump speaks with Buhari, invites him to US – Presidency
February 13 18:24 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently on vacation in London, spoke to President Donald Trump on telephone at the request of the American President, the Presidency said on Monday.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the conversation between the two leaders was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States of America.

The statement reads: “The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.

“President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.

“President Trump assured the Nigerian President of US readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism. President Trump also invited President Buhari to Washington at a mutually convenient date.”