The President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, had a telephone conversation with his US counterpart, Donald Trump.
The Personal Assistant to the President, Bashir Ahmad, made the disclosure on his Twitter handle. He said their discussion was centred on the fight against coronavirus.
“President Muhammadu Buhari had a phone conversation with the US President Donald Trump today, the two leaders discussed Nigeria’s efforts to defeat the COVID–19 Pandemic, and President Trump pledged US support and solidarity. #COVID19Nigeria,” Ahmad said.
Also confirming the telephone conversation, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed, said it was on the request of Trump, adding that the conversation between the presidents was cordial.
He said: “President @MBuhari today had a phone conversation with President Donald Trump, at the request of the American President. The conversation centred on Nigeria’s response to the #COVID19 pandemic.
“President Buhari used the opportunity to brief the American President on the steps that Nigeria is taking to contain the spread of the disease.
“For his part, President Trump assured that the United States stands in solidarity with Nigeria in this difficult time and promised to send ventilators to support the country in its fight against the pandemic. President Trump also extends his best regards to the people of Nigeria.”