United States President, Donald Trump, spoke on phone with ailing President Mohammadu Buhari Monday afternoon. A statement from President Buhari’s Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, said both leaders spoke on areas of mutual cooperation.
President Buhari is on medical vacation in United Kingdom where he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. He has extended his medical vacation indefinitely until doctors declare him fit to continue in office.
The statement said Trump extended an invitation to Buhari to visit the White House at a convenient time.
President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon from London spoke to President Donald Trump on telephone at the request of the American President.
The conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.
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.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 13, 2017.