President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday explained why he accepted the invitation of his United States counterpart, Barack Obama, to visit the country on July 20.
Among others, Buhari said he would use the trip to strengthen bilateral ties between Nigeria and America.
At a meeting with the United States Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Anthony Blinken, yesterday, President Buhari said that his talks with President Obama would give impetus to his administration’s efforts to overcome the challenge of terrorism.
The President told Blinken that Nigeria also looks forward to more support from the United States for the multinational Joint Task Force being mobilised against Boko Haram.
Buhari said that Nigeria and other Gulf of Guinea nations would welcome more cooperation from the United States to enhance maritime security in the region and curb crude oil theft.
On behalf of President Obama, Blinken commiserated with President Buhari and Nigerians over the recent loss of lives in terrorist attacks.

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