United States’ President, Donald Trump, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the nation’s 59th independence anniversary.

Trump, in a statement in Washington on Monday, said Nigeria was among America’s strongest partners in Africa, adding that the two countries share common goals of expanding trade and growing their economic relationship.

He said, “We are allies in the global battle against terrorism, and we want to see Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa driven out of the region and other insurgencies like them dismantled.

“The United States 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.”

The American President said he was pleased that the Vice Presidents of the two nations were building on the longstanding history of cooperation between US and Nigeria.

“On behalf of the American people, I extend our warmest greetings and congratulate you on the 59th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence.

“I wish the people of Nigeria continued success as you mark another year of independence,” the statement added.

Source: Punch

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