Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet to discuss fighting terrorism and economic growth at the White House on April 30.

“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 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 announcement of the visit comes one day after the fourth anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirls abduction, which saw Boko Haram kidnap 276 girls in Borno State. The Nigerian president’s White House visit also follows a scandal that erupted in January when Trump allegedly branded African nations “shithole countries.”
Buhari on Monday, April 9 declared his intention to seek re-election in the forthcoming 2019 general elections at the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja, Nigeria.

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