The statement read in parts: The vice-president commended President-elect Buhari for his leadership in helping to ensure the elections were conducted peacefully and urged him to continue to foster a smooth, inclusive, and peaceful transition with President Jonathan,” the statement said.
The Vice President of thhe United States of America, Joe Biden has put a call through to Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, reassuring him of his government’s commitment towards rescuing the over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents about a year ago.
Speaking via a statement issued by the public affairs section of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, Biden congratulated General Buhari on his victory at the presidential elections, adding that the US was working to broaden its collaboration with Nigeria as regards issues of common concern, including economic and security matters.
“The vice-president expressed the United States’ support for Nigeria’s efforts to counter Boko Haram, recover hostages held by the group, and protect civilian populations.
“The vice president also expressed the willingness of the United States to partner more closely with Nigeria to strengthen its economy.”