The United States President Donald Trump is set to host President Muhammadu Buhari on the 30th of April.
This is according to a statement issued by the White House on Sunday evening.
According to the statement, Buhari is to meet Trump at Washington in order to discuss issues including “fighting terrorism” and economic growth.
The statement reads in part, “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 News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari was the first African leader the American President called on phone after his inauguration as the U.S. president.
Diplomatic experts said Mr Buhari, being the first African leader called by Mr Trump, only reaffirmed Nigeria’s strategic position in Africa.