Nigeria at 59: Trump writes Buhari, calls Nigeria a strong partner with the US


President Donald Trump of the United States, on Monday, September 30, extended his warm wishes to President Muhammadu Buhari and congratulated Nigeria as the country marks its 59th independence anniversary on October 1.


Trump, who noted Nigeria’s interest in a common goal, through the US mission in Lagos, added: “Nigeria is among our strongest partners in Africa.”


According to the US president, Nigeria shares common goals of expanding trade and growing the economic relationship with his country.


He also described Nigeria as an ally in the global battle against terrorism, adding: “We want to see Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa driven out of the region and other insurgencies like them dismantled.


“The US 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.”


He wished Nigerians continued success as they mark another year of independence,


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