“Nigeria Possess A Massive Reputation For Corruption” — Says Trump
Nigeria has an enormous corruption drawback, U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned on Monday whereas receiving President Muhammadu Buhari on the White House.
But the U.S. will proceed to supply its help for Nigeria to proffer a long-lasting answer to the menace.
“Nigeria has massive reputation for corruption,” Mr Trump mentioned whereas standing by Mr Buhari. “I discussed it with the president and we agreed to do something on it.”
“We are working to cut” the corruption circumstances down, Mr Trump added.
Mr Buhari didn’t object to the remark, which he had repeatedly acknowledged publicly himself, and as an alternative confirmed appreciation for the help of the U.S.
Asked whether or not he was offended by Mr Trump’s alleged denigration of African nations previously, Mr Buhari mentioned he was skeptical concerning the media reviews and would moderately not touch upon them.
“I am being careful about what the press says about others and myself. But the best thing for me to do is to keep quiet,” Mr Buhari mentioned.
Mr Buhari mentioned his authorities had accomplished so much to curb human rights abuses in Nigeria, particularly within the ongoing battle towards Boko Haram.
“The government of Nigeria remains committed to human right,” even in the midst of preventing terrorism, Mr Buhari mentioned.
Mr Buhari mentioned he had no drawback with the presence of American troops in Nigeria, saying they’re solely in his nation to supply coaching and different help which can be essential to successful the battle towards terrorism.
“This is one of the best thing the United States could do for our country,” Mr Buhari mentioned when requested whether or not he was involved concerning the police function being performed by America the world over.
Mr Trump mentioned Mr Buhari’s feedback have been honest, however added that he would wish to see America reduce its supervisory function the world over whereas enhancing commerce with different nations.
“We wanna police our country. What we want to do now is to open Nigeria and other countries to trade,” he mentioned.
On the issues about low patronage of Nigerian crude by the U.S. in recent times, Mr Buhari mentioned he wouldn’t inform one other nation what to do. He praised the U.S. for its technological improvements which have helped scale back its reliance on oil.