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U.S will stand with Nigeria only if Nigeria remains on course – Obama




United States President, Barrack Obama, has admitted that President Muhammadu Buhari has a clear agenda of ousting the Boko Haram insurgents from the shores of the Nigeria.
Buhari officially visited Obama for the first time on Monday morning at the White House in Washington, DC, during the African leader’s first official visit to the US.

President Obama congratulated Buhari on his “historic” election over his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan on March 28.

He lauded Buhari for what he termed his “reputation of integrity.”

Obama in his speech urged the five accompanying governors and others to work with Buhari.

President Buhari, Obama said, “has a very clear agenda of defeating Boko Haram and extremists of all sorts…and of rooting out the corruption that has too often held back the economic growth and prosperity of his country.”

“U.S willing to stand with Nigeria as long as Nigeria remains on course. A divided country never succeeds. Turn the diversity of Nigeria to source of strength,” he added.

Obama said he looks forward to increasing partnership between the two countries.

On his part, President Buhari, thanked Obama for the invitation to the White House and noted that diplomatic pressure from the US and Europe was part of what made the election result possible.

Speaking on behalf of other delegates, Governor Okorocha pledged to support and cooperate with Buhari.