President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, February 13, held a phone conversation with US counterpart, Donald Trump.
The phone call took place at 3:45pm Nigerian time at Trump’s request.
Below are five important things that were discussed by both leaders, according to a statement released by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina:
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.
Trump also commended Buhari 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.
President Buhari is currently in London for a medical vacation.
He left Nigeria on January 19 and was meant to resume on February 6, but he wrote the Senate to extend his leave indefinitely.
The president’s silence has given rise to fears and rumours that he is in worse shape than the presidency wants to reveal.
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However, various government officials have insisted that Buhari is hale and hearty.
Buhari has also been seen in pictures with his wife and All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande in London.
Meanwhile, Tinubu has said that people who are saying that he never visited Buhari in London are crazy.