More details on the telephone conversation between President Muhammadu Buhari and United States President, Donald Trump, has emerged.
Naija News recall Trump had on Tuesday President Buhari in a phone conversation where he declared support for Nigeria in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and promised to send ventilators to Nigeria.
The development was confirmed by Nigeria’s Minister of information, Lai Mohammed during the daily media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19.
Giving more details in a statement on Tuesday night, Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, disclosed that during the meeting “the two leaders commiserated with each other on fatalities in their countries, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They also shared ideas on how to successfully combat the health emergency.”
“President Buhari expressed condolences to the government and people of the United States over the fatalities recorded, and equally expressed worry at the high rate of deaths recorded across the world.
“The associated negative impacts of the pandemic on the world’s economy also came up for discussion,” Adesina added.
According to him, President Buhari commended Trump for the various initiatives adopted by his government to contain the further spread of the virus across the US.
He stated that Buhari indicated Nigeria’s readiness to cooperate with the United States to fight this common unseen enemy.
President Buhari “informed Trump that Nigeria had taken a number of proactive measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 across the country.”
Femi Adesina also stated that Nigeria’s president welcomed the valuable friendship and expressed appreciation to President Trump for reaching out at this time.