US President Barack Obama will play host to President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington next month, reports said.
It is believed that the event will be a symbolic show of solidarity after the country’s first ever democratic transition.
“President Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House,” on July 20, the White House said.
The visit will mark “our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peacefultransfer of power,” a statement added.
The White House said they would discuss combating Boko Haram militants.
Obama’s administration had faced criticism for not planning to visit Nigeria during a two nation Africa tour, also slated for July
That trip will take in Kenya and Ethiopia, countries which have held highly questioned elections in recent memory.
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