Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari’s has been commended for his fight against corruption and insurgency, by his United of America counterpart, Barack Obama.
According to the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mr.Femi Adesina, who said both leaders met briefly on the sidelines of the 71st edition of the UN General Assembly, taking place in New York.
“We have confidence in your leadership. There are some difficulties you face, but this administration is willing to assist in the short time we have left,” Adesina quoted Obama as saying.
“You have made real progress in defeating the brutal organisation called Boko Haram, and that was achieved because of your leadership.”
While describing Buhari as a man of integrity, Barrack Obama said, with the little time left, his administration will continue to support Nigeria. He said, Nigeria is an important country in sub-Saharan Africa, and said his country would sustain the framework for lasting partnership between the two nations.
Earlier, Buhari assured Obama of the progress of his administration, and the efforts being taken towards resolving the economic crisis.
President Buhari, however, assured Obama that the militancy problem currently experienced in the Niger Delta region would soon be resolved.
“We are making definite progress on how many factions of the militant groups exist, their leadership and operational basis, and we have equally sought the cooperation of the oil majors,” Buhari said.
“In a short while, I believe the issues would be resolved.”
He thanked America for helping in the area of security by providing armaments, training for Nigerian troops, and sharing of intelligence, which has been crucial in defeating Boko Haram. He added that humanitarian support is needed in supporting those affected by the insurgency in the Northeast