President Donald Trump spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday over the state of the economy and COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and possible ways of finding a last solution to the dreaded disease. The president of the United State of America requested the call.
President’s Personal Assistant, Bashir Ahmad, revealed this on his Twitter handle on Tuesday when he tweeted.
“President Muhammadu Buhari had a phone conversation with the US President Donald Trump today, the two leaders discussed Nigeria’s efforts to defeat the COVID–19 Pandemic, and President Donald Trump pledged US support and solidarity. #COVID19Nigeria”, he tweeted.
A day before the phone conversation, President Buhari had a national broadcast where he told Nigerians the modalities the government has adopted and adopting in fighting the pandemic. He further told the nation on the new dimension the lockdown beginning on Monday 4th May will take.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed further confirmed the telephone converse saying it was on President Trump’s request.
He said, “President @MBuhari today had a phone conversation with President Donald Trump, at the request of the American President. The conversation centred on Nigeria’s response to the #COVID19 pandemic”-HMIC, Alh. Lai Mohammed.
He further gave insight into what the two presidents discussed and noting President Buhari’s discussion on the phone and president Donald Trump’s assurance to support Nigeria in the combat of the virus.
“President Buhari used the opportunity to brief the American President on the steps that Nigeria is taking to contain the spread of the disease.
“For his part, President Trump assured that the United States stands in solidarity with Nigeria in this difficult time and promised to send ventilators to support the country in its fight against the pandemic. President Donald Trump also extends his best regards to the people of Nigeria.”