President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Donald Trump on his successful emergence as president of the US in their telephone conversation.
The two presidents spoke on Monday, February 13, after it was announced that Trump would speak with Buhari in London at 3:45pm with another call to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
In a statement by Femi Adesina who is the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, he said Trump commended Buhari in the success recorded in the fight against Boko Haram and promised better collaboration between the two countries.
He also said the US will continue to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism by providing military weapons.
Read the original statement below:
President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon 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.