What Obama Promised Buhari During Their Sideline Meeting in New York


On the sideline of the 71st United Nations General Assembly holding in New York City, President Barack Obama has held talks with his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting yesterday, Obama said he discussed ways of countering the Boko Haram militant group, while also lauding Nigeria’s effort in tackling corruption.


Obama describes Nigeria as a very important country in the comity of nations which is why his administration decided to assist the administration in the fight.

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The U.S President also pledged to assist in the area of the economy, agriculture, promising to inject more fund to assist Nigeria to come out of recession.

He wished President Buhari well, pledging to set up a framework for more support from America even while he leaves office.


Responding, President Buhari thanked the American President for the assistance so far in the fight against terrorism, especially in the training of the military.

According to the President, the success recorded so far in the fight is mainly because of the contributions of the United States and other countries.


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