United states President Donald Trump has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian people on the occasion of 59th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence.
A statement by the United States Embassy in Abuja, President Trump says Nigeria is among the strongest partners of the US in Africa which share common goals of expanding trade and growing of economic relationship.
President Trump says the US and Nigeria are allies in the global battle against terrorism want to see Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa driven out of the region and other insurgencies like them dismantled.
It says the United States welcomes efforts by the Buhari administration to diversify opportunities for Nigeria’s talented, creative, and hardworking people to the benefit of Nigeria, Africa, and the world.
He expressed delight that following his meeting last year with President Buhari their Vice Presidents are also building on their longstanding history of cooperation.