The United States president, Donald Trump has invited Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari to the White House, Washington DC, of which their meeting is scheduled for 30th of April. The two presidents are to meet and discuss issues on economic growth/development and the fight against terrorism.
According to Donald Trump,
“The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria’s economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our mutual prosperity,”
Nigeria has been faced with terrorism crisis with insurgency group known as Boko Haram since 2009. The United state has of recent shown support to the Nigeria fight against this insurgency.
“The State Department under Trump approved the sale of 12 high-technology attack planes and equipment worth $600 million to Nigeria last year after the Obama administration halted the sale because of accusations that Nigeria’s air force was bombing civilians.”
The last meeting held between the two was last year September, when the two leaders met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, during a luncheon Trump held for a select group of African leaders. This will be the second time the two leaders will be meeting.
Meanwhile the Nigerian president, Buhari, last week announced thet he plans to seek re-election for the coming Nigerian election set to be held next year, 2019
The Nigerian leader who left Abuja for the U.K. On Monday, will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit which begins in London on 18 April and ends on 20 April.