We’ll take down trade barriers against Nigeria – Trump assures Buhari


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United States President, Donald Trump has said the United States Government under his leadership will take down all forms of trade barriers that hitherto existed and hindered free flow of business transactions between both countries.

Trump made the statement on Monday when he received President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House in Washington DC.

The US President who extensively appreciated Nigeria’s role as the largest democracy in Africa said the United States will partner Nigeria in creating jobs and strengthening economic ties.

While stating how far the United States has supported Nigeria, President Trump said that the US gives 1 billion Dollars in aid every year to Nigeria.

On the fight against terrorism especially the ravaging Boko Haram insurgents, Trump said: “I want to thank President Buhari for his tough stance against terrorism. Nigeria is one of the first African Nation to partner the United States to defeat ISIS.

He, however, advised the Nigerian leader to step up the fight against the killings in Benue where some priests and worshippers of the Catholic denomination were gruesomely murdered.

While concluding his speech, President Trump expressed his readiness to working deeply with Nigeria for a better democracy.

Responding, President Muhammadu Buhari appreciated his United States counterpart for inviting him over to further strengthen the relationship between both countries.

He said both leaders discussed issues relating to trade, governance, human rights.

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