President Muhammadu Buhari will meet today with United States President Donald Trump at the White House on bilateral matters between the two countries.
President Buhari, who arrived in Washington DC yesterday is on a four-day state visit to the United States.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidential aircraft, which left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday at about 11.35p.m, landed at about 4.20pm (Nigerian time).
A Presidency twitter handle @NGRPresident, which confirmed the President’s arrival, said: “President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Washington DC ahead of his working visit to the United States.
“He will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.’’
Outlining the President’s programme of activities, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina said today’s meeting and “working lunch: between the two presidents will discuss ways to enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries”.
He said the meeting would also advance shared priorities, such as promoting economic growth, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security.
“The meeting will further deepen the US-Nigeria relationship as the United States considers Nigeria’s economic growth, security and leadership in Africa to be critical aspects of their strategic partnership.