President Buhari meets with US President Barrack Obama

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has praised the U.S. Government for mounting pressure on the past administration in Nigeria to ensure that Nigeria conducted a credible 2015 general elections.

The President was speaking in a joint press conference he had with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday.

President Buhari recalled the visits of the American Secretary of State to Nigeria prior to the elections, saying that but for such pressure, Nigeria might not have been where it is democratically.

On his part, President Obama described Nigeria as one of the most important countries in the world and the African continent.

He described the peaceful elections that brought President Buhari to power as an affirmation of Nigeria’s readiness to embrace democracy.

He said that President Buhari came into office with a reputation for integrity, commending his focus on safety and security of the Nigerian people.

He observed that President Buhari had a clear agenda about how to deal with Boko Haram as well as wipe out corruption.

He said that he looked forward to partnering with Nigeria to bring the country on the path of prosperity.

The press conference was held just before both leaders went into a meeting at the White House.

The Nigerian President is presenting the issues of security, unemployment and the fight against corruption. He has expressed happiness that the U.S. has made it clear that it would help Nigeria to deal with the issues, going forward.

President Buhari earlier held a breakfast meeting with the United States Vice President, Joe Biden, from which journalists were barred.  

Credit: Channels