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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Geoffrey Onyeama reveals issues Buhari discussed with Trump

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has revealed issues President Muhammadu Buhari discussed with the United States (US) President Donald Trump.
Onyeama, who accompanied President Buhari to the lunch Trump had with select African leaders, said Buhari also used the forum to express appreciation to Trump for support in the fight against terrorism.
He also disclosed that the weaponry the US promised to release to Nigeria, had been delivered.
Onyeama particularly mentioned the Super Tucano aircraft which would assist Nigeria in overcoming the war against insecurity occasioned by the activities of the Boko Haram group.
Also, the Minister said Buhari raised the issue of fight against corruption and recovery of ooted funds with Trump.
Onyeama said: “In particular, he thanked President Trump for having called him when he was in London recuperating, and for his very thoughtful gesture and good wishes and commended him because at that time, he promised to release some weaponry that the US was reluctant to sell to Nigeria and for having kept his word because they have been delivered, approval for the sale of Super Tucano aircraft which is badly needed in our fight against terrorists. He thanked him for that.
“He also thanked him for the US’ support with regards to fighting oil theft in the Gulf of Guinea and other security challenges there. He raised the issue with him, of fight against corruption and our efforts to have restituted to Nigeria, huge funds that have been stolen and in some cases, lodged in the American banking system.
“So, he brought that to the attention of President Trump and I was hopeful that the US and he in particular, would do what he could to facilitate the process of recovery of those funds,” he said.
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