Obama commends Buhari on corruption fight

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U.S. President, Barack Obama, on Tuesday held talks with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, where he lauded the effort of the leader of Africa’s most populous nation in the fight against corruption and terrorism.

Both presidents met on the sideline of the 71st United Nations General Assembly holding in New York City.

Obama describes Nigeria as a very important country in the comity of nations which is why his administration decided to assist the administration in the fight.

President Obama also pledged to assist in the area of economy, agriculture, promising to inject more fund to assist Nigeria come out of recession.

He wished President Buhari well, pledging to set up a framework for more support from America even while he leaves office.

Responding, President Buhari thanked the American President for the assistance so far in the fight against terrorism, especially in the training of the military.

According to the President, the success recorded so far in the fight is mainly because of the contributions of the United States and other countries.

The meeting came a day after President Buhari attended a high-level summit on Monday held in New York to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach reports Channelstv.com.