Trump to Welcome President of Nigeria to White House

Carla Harmon
April 17, 2018

President Buhari who said this on Monday during a bilateral meeting with United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May in London, remarked that eventhough the election date is drawing closer, his priority at the moment is to deliver on his administration's three cardinal objectives of securing the country, reviving the economy and fighting corruption.

"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 White House said in a statement.

The President also briefed May on his administration's strides in agriculture, which he said had put Nigeria firmly on the road to food self-sufficiency.

"People ought to know how they arrived where they are".

"It was a mistake for us to have stopped the teaching of history as a subject in schools, but we are returning it to the curriculum now". "We need well-staffed and well-equipped institutions to move into the next generation", Buhari said.

The party said: "President Buhari should inform other world leaders that due to the harsh economic policies and gross incompetence of his administration, our once robust economy, internationally rated as one of the fasted growing in the world and one of the best investment destinations, collapsed in his hands and went into a recession; that infrastructure are collapsing and that all sectors of public and private lives are now in a shambles".

President Buhari was quoted in a statement on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, as making the claim when he spoke while receiving some members of the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation, led by Charles Sylvester in London.

She was particular about the abduction of the schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists, noting that her country would continue to give Nigeria the needed assistance.

On education and climate change, she said "good grounding in education is good".

Prime Minister May, who commended President Buhari for the much he has been doing on improving trade and business for Nigeria, noted that it was also time to boost intra-Commonwealth trade.

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