“Nigeria is obviously one of the most important countries in the world”

The US President made the comments on Monday, July 20, 2015, during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House.

 

US President, Barack Obama has described Nigeria as one of the most important countries in the world.

Obama also promised that the US would continue to aid Nigeria to ensure that the country succeeds.

The US President made the comments on Monday, July 20, 2015, during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House.

Obama said:

“It is a great pleasure to welcome President Buhari and his delegation here in the White House for his first visit since the historic election that took place. Nigeria is obviously one of the most important countries in the world; one of the most important countries in the African continent.”

“Recently, we saw an election in which a peaceful transition to a new government took place. Nevertheless, the people of Nigeria understand that only through a peaceful political process that change can take place.”

“President Buhari came into office with reputation for integrity and a very clear agenda: that is to make sure that he brings safety, security and peace to his country.”

“He is very concerned about the spread and the violence that is taking place there and the atrocities and has a very clear agenda in defeating Boko Haram and extremists.”

“I want to emphasise how much I appreciate President Buhari’s work so far. I have seen him put together a team, so we can do everything that we can to help him succeed and help the people of Nigeria succeed.”

The US had earlier donated $5 million to aid the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

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