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Coronavirus: Details Of Trump’s Phone Conversation With Buhari


The Presidency has provided more details about the telephone conversation between President Muhammadu Buhari and President Donald Trump of the United States of America.

It was in the news yesterday that there was a telephone conversation on Tuesday afternoon between Buhari and Trump.

A statement by Femi Adesina, the President’s Spokesman, explained that during the meeting “the two leaders commiserated with each other on fatalities in their countries, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“They also shared ideas on how to successfully combat the health emergency.”

Adesina added that

“President Buhari expressed condolences to the government and people of the United States over the fatalities recorded, and equally expressed worry at the high rate of deaths recorded across the world.

“The associated negative impacts of the pandemic on the world’s economy also came up for discussion.”

He said Buhari “lauded his American counterpart for the various initiatives adopted by his government to contain the further spread of the virus across the United States.”

Buhari “indicated Nigeria’s readiness to cooperate with the United States to fight this common unseen enemy.”

President Buhari “informed Trump that Nigeria had taken a number of proactive measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 across the country,” according to Adesina.

The President also “welcomed the valuable friendship and expressed appreciation to President Trump for reaching out at this time.”

Meanwhile, the information minister, Lai Mohammed, said the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has promised to send ventilators to support Nigeria in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Tuesday, Mr Mohammed said Mr Trump made these promises on Tuesday in a phone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Meanwhile, this is coming few days after some hospitals in the US said there's shortage of medical devices and that they couldn’t find anywhere to buy the medical device which helps patients breathe and stay alive.


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