President Muhammadu Buhari and his United State (U.S) counterpart, Donald Trump was said to had a lengthy telephone conversation on Monday discussing strategies on how to end activities of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in Africa.
The conversation which was said to have taten place at about 3:45 pm, was based on U.S president request after his swearing in ceremony January 20th.
The Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said that the discussion between his boss, who spoke from London, United Kingdom and the U.S president, was cordial.
During the discussion, Adesina said that Buhari congratulated Trump, on his election as the 45th President U.S and on his cabinet selection.
Adesina said that 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 against Boko Haram.”
The Special Adviser disclosed that Trump assured the Buhari of U.S government readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism, adding that Trump also invited Buhari to Washington at a mutually convenient date.
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