It has been confirmed by the Presidency that President Barrack Obama of the United States of America will host Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the White House in Washington D.C. USA.
The White House, on Thursday, June 25, 2015 confirmed it will make a symbolic show of solidarity after the country’s first ever democratic transition.
A statement from the White House said, “President Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House”.
It further stated that the visit will mark “Our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power”.
The White House also disclosed its plans to help combat the Boko Haram militants which the armies of Nigeria, Chad , Niger and Cameroon have been fighting against jointly, capturing back towns and village on siege by the insurgents.
The Boko Haram sect have been fighting to establish a hardlin Islamic State in the North-eastern part of Nigeria since 2009.
Also to be discussed at the meeting of Presidents Buhari and Obama are issues bordering on Nigeria’s economic and political reforms to “unlock its full political as a regional and global leader.”