Trump to welcome president of Nigeria to White House

Ceria Alfonso
Abril 16, 2018

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement that Trump will welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on April 30.

"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", the statement by the White House read.

"Promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria's role as a democratic leader in the region".

Last September, the two leaders met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in NY during a luncheon Trump held for a select group of African leaders.

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The state department under Trump approved the sale a year ago after the Obama administration halted it following accusations that Nigeria's air force was bombing civilians. earlier reported that President Buhari, who is on an official leave in London, met with the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday, April 15, Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesperson, has said.

President Buhari who came to power in 2015, announced last week Monday, that he plans to seek reelection in 2019.

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