President Muhammadu Buhari will be traveling to the United States to see Obama on Monday, July 20th.
The news was confirmed by a statement released by the White House on Thursday, ThisDay reports.
According to the report:
The visit underscores the U.S.’ longstanding friendship with Nigeria, “our commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government, and our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power”.
The White House said President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Buhari “our many shared priorities including U.S.-Nigeria cooperation to advance a holistic, regional approach to combating Boko Haram, as well as Nigeria’s efforts to advance important economic and political reforms that will help unlock its full potential as a regional and global leader.
“In addition to hosting President Buhari at the White House, the United States will welcome President Buhari’s senior advisors for consultations with U.S. counterparts and other events aimed at building on the strong U.S.-Nigeria relationship”.