A lot of Hopes came alive when family, friends and well wishers heard about the telephone conversation between Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and President Donald Trump of the United States, on Monday.
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A phone call, which was at the order of President Trump, was also part of the new American President’s familiarisation efforts with world leaders.
American President Trump spoke with Buhari on a special phone line directed to Abuja House, the London official residential building of the Nigeria Embassy, where Buhari is spending his medical vacation.
Recall that a Governor claimed he visited Buhari saying Buhari was in fine fettle.
The Governor might have confirmed that Buhari was doing fine, but the Governor refused to giving clear details on the state of the President.
Anxiety over the president’s health assumed renewed national concern at the weekend after the President failed to return to the country, despite claims from associates that he had finished his medical examination and was expected back last weekend.
Lots of people lost hope the moment it was revealed in the letter giving to the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, in which the President asked for an extension of his medical vacation but no date was revealed for his return.
In the letter it was revealed that the President was quoted to have said that he would return only after getting the official clearance from his London doctors.
As stated from the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on the conversation between Buhari and Trump, stated that the
“conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.”
Still from the conversation
“two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.”
“President Trump urged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.”
Trump “assured the Nigerian President of US readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism.”
Donald Trump also invited Buhari to White House “at a mutually convenient date.”
According to Governor Amosun who confirmed that President Buhari was fine while Speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of an event at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Amosun confirmed visiting the President in London.
He was asked to be a little explanatory on the President health, but he however did not give saying “I am not one of the spokespersons of Mr. President; so it will be out of place for me to talk on that. But then, they are doing their job, and you’ve listened to all that they have said,” Governor Amosun said.
“Yes it is true I visited our President in London, and he is doing fine. If you ask me pointedly whether I saw him or not, yes I did, and that is the only thing that I can say. And, of course, you can see he is very well; he is okay. So, I don’t know what else you want me to say,” Mr. Amosun said.