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Published On: Mon, Apr 30th, 2018

Trump hails Buhari for fighting corruption, terrorism

United States President Donald Trump has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for fighting corruption and terrorism in Nigeria.

The US President said this on Monday when both leaders were addressing a press conference after their meeting in the White House.

“Nigeria has a reputation for very massive corruption. I also know that the President (Buhari) has been able to cut that down very substantially. We talked about that, he is working on it and they have made a lot of progress and I think they will continue to make a lot of progress,” Trump said.

Trump said this cut down on corruption in Nigeria will attract investors from the US to Nigeria.

“We have a lot of people in this country that invests in Nigeria, so cutting down on that corruption element and a corrupt element is very important to us and the President (Buhari) will be able to do that,” he added.

He also recognised Nigeria’s effort in its fight against terrorism and promised to support the country in that regard.

“Nigeria is one of the first African nation to join the coalition to defeat ISIS and Nigerian forces are currently leading regional efforts to defeat ISIS in West Africa and doing very well as we have. Nigeria is also leading Africa in the fight against Boko Haram,” he said.

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  1. Teslim says:

    One finds it rather beguiling that in one breadth the Nigeria government urges certain states in the country to accommodate their ‘brothers’ and in another breadth claims that the killer herdsmen are products of fratricidal warfare going on in Libya. It is either the herdsmen are murderous foreign interlopers or they are a blood-thirsty cattle-breeding local insurgents, they obviously cannot be both at the same time. If they are foreign then there actions are a clear declaration of external aggression on the Nigerian state and they should be treated appropriately by the government as war fiends. If there origins are local, then the mass murder of innocent citizens in the middle belt and other parts of the country should be treated with the forceful application of the states military might and the full weight of extant laws on local insurgency.The governments equivocation is at best an uncharitable condescension to ethnic bigotry to say the least.

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