Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, is currently in a meeting with President Donald Trump of United States at his invitation.
As they opened discussions in the Oval Office, Trump said it was important to meet face-to-face, “especially on terrorism and terrorism-related” issues. One of the current highlights of their meeting, is discussing the killing of Christians in Nigeria, which according to Donald Trump is not acceptable by his government.
“Also we have had very serious problems with Christians who are being murdered in Nigeria, we are going to be working on that problem very, very hard because we cannot allow that to happen,” he said.
However President Buhari replied by saying that his Government is currently working to resolve the issue. Here’s the video below;
According to an earlier statement by the White House:
President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader in the region.
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,” the White House said.
emi Adesina, Special Adviser to Buhari had also said:
The meeting is to discuss ways to enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries and to advance shared priorities, such as promoting economic growth, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security.
The meeting will further deepen the U.S.-Nigeria relationship as the United States considers Nigeria’s economic growth, security and leadership in Africa to be critical aspects of their strategic partnership.
Later in the day, President Buhari will meet with a group of business persons in agriculture and agro-processing, dairy and animal husbandry.