President Barack ObamaREUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
United States President, Barack Obama, will welcome his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari to Washington next month, the White House announced Thursday, a symbolic show of solidarity after the country’s first ever democratic transition.
According to AFP, the visit will mark “our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power,” a statement added.
Obama’s administration had faced criticism for not planning to visit Nigeria during a two-nation Africa tour, also slated for July.
That trip will take in Kenya and Ethiopia, countries which have held highly questioned elections in recent memory.
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Source:: PM Newspaper