American President, Donald John Trump has assured President Muhammadu Buhari United States Support in Combating the dread coronavirus Pandemic currently ravaging the world.
President Trump made this known in a telephone conversation with President Buhari yesterday, during which the two leaders commiserated with each other on fatalities in their countries, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a statement released by Mr Femi Adesina, media aide to President Buhari, “The two leaders also shared ideas on how to successfully combat the health emergency.”
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“President Buhari expressed condolences to the government and people of the United States over the fatalities recorded, and equally expressed worry at the high rate of deaths recorded across the world.”
The associated negative impacts of the pandemic on the world’s economy also came up for discussion.
“The Nigerian President lauded his American counterpart for the various initiatives adopted by his government to contain the further spread of the virus across the United States.”
He indicated Nigeria’s readiness to cooperate with the United States to fight this common unseen enemy.
“President Buhari informed that Nigeria had taken a number of proactive measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 across the country.”
“The President welcomed the valuable friendship and expressed appreciation to President Trump for reaching out at this time.” The statement said
In a statement, the US mission in Nigeria said, “President Trump affirmed the strong support of the United States for the people of Nigeria and offered additional support for the nation’s response efforts. The two leaders agreed that the United States and Nigeria would stand together in the fight to defeat the virus”