PRESIDENT Barack Obama of the United States will host President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on July 20. The meeting would afford the two leaders to discuss modalities on how to fight the Boko Haram militant group, among other issues.
The White House in a statement on Thursday, June 25, said: “The visit will underscore the United States’ commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government.” Further it said during the visit, Obama would discuss “a holistic, regional approach to combating Boko Haram” with President Buhari, who has led Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country since being elected on March 28, this year.
According to the statement, also part of the discussion would be advancing economic and political reforms in Nigeria.
Obama and other leaders met with Buhari at the G7 Summit earlier this month where they discussed efforts at combating Islamist militants. At the meeting, the US officials said the US could send more advisers to Nigeria to train its military and it could help boost the nation’s economy through more investment in its oil and gas sector.
— Jul 6, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT