President of the United States, Donald Trump has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the successes recorded in the fight against Boko Haram as well as on the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls,
A statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) said that Mr. Trump, in a telephone conversation with President Buhari, who is on vacation in London where he is also receiving medical attention, also promised that the US was ready to cut a new deal with Nigeria, especially in terms of supply of weapons to combat terrorism.
The full text of the statement reads:
President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon (Monday) 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.