President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the Joint Base Andrews International Airport, Washington DC yesterday, ahead of today’s meeting with United States President, Barack Obama.
The president’s arrival to the US was announced by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who tweeted:
“Pres. @MBuhari has just arrived the Joint Base Andrews Int’l Airport, Washington DC for tomorrow’s meeting with Pres. Obama #PMBmeetsOBAMA”
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina in a recent interview with Vanguard mentioned three KEY things the two presidents will be discussing during Buhari’s trip to the US.
1. First is the fight against insecurity. Nigeria is going to be asking for America’s assistance in terms of intelligence and in terms of equipment. If this succeeds and we get all that we want of course, we know it is going to make an impact on the war against insurgency; so that would be a key achievement of that trip.
2. Again, something that would be on the table in America is the anti-corruption war. If we have money outside in billions of dollars, you know what that means in Naira. That is more than an annual budget.
3. Then the third thing will be the Nigerian economy. America used to buy 30 percent of Nigeria’s oil. Now, it is less than five percent because they discovered Shale oil and gas. So, in what way can America boost our economy? This will be a major thing and, at the end of it all, this will be to the benefit of Nigerians.