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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Monday afternoon spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on phone from London at the request of the U.S. President.

Describing how the conversation between the two leaders went, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity said “the conversation was cordial”.

“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.”

Author: Yemi Olarinre