The White House is yet to mention a phone call the Nigerian Presidency said President Buhari had with President Trump.
“President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon from London spoke to President Donald Trump on telephone at the request of the American President,” the Presidency in Nigeria said in a statement earlier today.
“The conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.
“The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.
“President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.
“President Trump assured the Nigerian President of US readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism.
“President Trump also invited President Buhari to Washington at a mutually convenient date,” The Presidency added in a statement by Femi Adesina, Mr. Buhari’s spokesman.
But the phone call has not been mentioned by the White House, which is unusual.