U.S. President Barack Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on July 20 to discuss fighting the Boko Haram militant group, among other issues, the White House said on Thursday.

 “The visit will underscore the United States’ … commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government,” the White House said in a statement.

During the visit, Obama will discuss “a holistic, regional approach to combating Boko Haram” with President Buhari, who has led Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country since being elected in March.

READ ALSO  Photos: Osinbajo presided over today's FEC meeting

During the visit, advancing economic and political reforms in Nigeria will also be discussed between senior government advisers from both countries, the White House said.

READ ALSO  Nepal declares 3 days mourning as death toll rises to 5,057

Obama and other leaders met with Buhari at the G7 summit earlier this month to discuss efforts at combating Islamist militants.

READ ALSO  Transparency Award: Afe Babalola congratulates Fayose

U.S. officials have also said the United States could send more advisers to Nigeria to train its military, and it could help boost the nation’s economy through more investment in its oil and gas sector.


AdAre you a One Minute Man? This Nafdac Approved Solution Would Help you Last 30mins+ with no side effects