Presidency Confirms President Buhari Spoke To Donald Trump

By 06:35 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 Comments



Nigeria's presidency has confirmed that President Buhari, who is on medical vacation in the U.K, spoke to America's President Donald Trump this afternoon.

In a press statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, it was disclosed that the two leaders discussed

ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.

Here's the full press statement;

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

BUHARI SPEAKS TO TRUMP ON TELEPHONE

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.

FEMI ADESINA

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

February 13, 2017.


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