The presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari spoke with his US counterpart, President Donald Trump on the telephone on Monday afternoon. Special Adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed that Mr. Trump had requested to speak with Buhari on phone.
According the Special Adviser, Mr. Buhari spoke to the American President from his current residence in London, where he is receiving medical treatment. Mr. Adesina said the call between the two statesmen was “cordial,” adding that the Nigerian president congratulated Mr. Trump on his electoral victory and recent cabinet appointments.
“The two presidents primarily discussed ways to improve cooperation between the U.S. and Nigeria in order to more effectively combat terrorism. Mr. Trump assured Mr. Buhari that the two countries would work out a deal that would provide Nigeria with adequate military supplies to assist in the fight against Boko Haram. President Trump commended Mr. Buhari on the progress his government has made in its war with Boko Haram and on securing the release of 24 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.” adding that
Mr. Trump also invited Mr. Buhari to meet with him in person in Washington at a later date.
President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Ahmad Bashir, had this few hours ago disclosed via his Twitter handle, that President Muhammadu Buhari will speak to his United States’ counterpart, Mr. Donald Trump, today on phone at 3.45p.m from his London residence.