President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the 59th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence.
Mr Trump in a message sent to President Buhari, published by the U.S. embassy in Nigeria, described Nigeria as one of US strongest partners in Africa.
He added that the two countries share common goal of expanding trade and growing economic relationship.
“Nigeria is among our strongest partners in Africa. We share common goals of expanding trade and growing our economic relationship. We are allies in the global battle against terrorism, and we want to see Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa driven out of the region and other insurgencies like them dismantled. The United States welcomes efforts by your administration to diversify opportunities for your talented, creative, and hardworking people to the benefit of both our countries, Africa, and the world.”
“I am pleased that following our meeting last year, our Vice Presidents are also building on our longstanding history of cooperation. I wish the people of Nigeria continued success as you mark another year of independence,” Trump said.