Trump To Host Buhari At The White House On April 30th

Trump To Host Buhari At The White House On April 30th

The statement released by the White House read, "The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria's economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our mutual prosperity".

Nigeria's ongoing challenges include the deadly Boko Haram insurgency and a weak economy.

The group is behind the notorious kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok.

President Donald Trump will welcome the leader of Nigeria to the White House later this month.

President Obama had previously agreed the sale but halted it following incidents such as the accidental bombing of a refugee camp by a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet, according to a Reuters report.

President Buhari had in March cancelled a trip to Kigali, Rwanda, where an extra-ordinary summit of African Union was scheduled to sign the agreement.

Recalling that Nigeria and Britain have a long history of cooperation on several fronts, President Buhari said, "People ought to know how they arrived where they are, if they would move forward".

The meeting comes weeks after Rex Tillerson, then USA secretary of state, visited Nigeria and other African countries in March only to be fired after his return to Washington.

His opponents argue that he has not fulfilled his campaign promises to tackle corruption and insecurity in northeast Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday gave his administration a pass mark, saying he has not done too badly.

In a statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, President Buhari said while other politicians are focused on the 2019 elections, his focus is on the promises he made to Nigerians and achieving them.

The president shared this opinion of his administration while hosting members of the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation in London.

However, she recently explained that the criticism was not meant to ridicule the President but rather came from her own "sense of justice".

"I, therefore, feel that we are here to serve Nigeria to the best of our ability", she added in the statement.