Buhari speaks to Trump by telephone

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in London spoke to President Donald Trump by telephone at the request of the American President.

The president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that the conversation was cordial and Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.

Adesina said the two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.

According to him, Trump encourages Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commends him for the efforts he has made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.

“Trump assured the Nigerian president of the U.S readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism. “Trump also invited Buhari to Washington at a mutually convenient date,” he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari, who extended his initial 10-day vacation in London, had telephone discussions with the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara.

The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande also visited the president in London, last week. Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun was also pictured having breakfast with the president at his London abode.

The president had proceeded on a 10-day vacation in UK on Jan. 19 for a routine medical check as indicated in a letter to the Senate which also authorised Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to act as president pending his return.

The president, who could not make it back to the country on Feb. 6, transmitted another letter to the Senate requesting extension of time to complete his medical check-up in London.

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  • Ibu Anyi Danda

    Fake news, because he handed over to the VP through the letter he wrote the Senate, therefore the Zoo have acting President. This is Yariba arranged lies. Tufiakwa. All Hail Biafra.

  • Emeka

    Let us even assume he actually spoke with DT, Was it the right thing to do? A president who has made up his mind not to address his people now telling us he spoke with Donald Trump. Well, he can still be moving his mouth but we want to see him physically to assure ourselves that his legs and hands are moving not just his mouth. Let us keep watching these jigging fools in this puppet show act out this badly scripted drama. The truth will eventually unfold.

  • Kunle Adegboye

    Why should/would PMB speak with Trump or any foreign leader in his official capacity as president when he is on vacation, a medical vacation at that? This doesn’t sound right.

  • John Tosh

    Why did the Central Intelligence Agency poison Buhari?