“President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security,” the statement said.
The group is behind the notorious kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok.
The US president has also sought to improve relationship with African governments after his alleged reference to African nations as “shitholes” in January. He was forced to write a letter to the African Union telling them that he “profoundly respects” the United States’ partnership with Africa.
Corruption and insecurity
His opponents argue that he has not fulfilled his campaign promises to tackle corruption and insecurity in northeast Nigeria.
President Buhari has responded to some of the backlash saying his administration had not “done too badly,” considering the economic challenges facing the country before he took office in 2015.
“If they had used 50 percent of the money we made when oil prices went as high as $143 per barrel, and stabilized at $100 with production at 2.1 million barrels per day for many years, Nigerians would have minded their business,” Buhari said at a meeting of the Diaspora for Buhari group in London.
Some of Buhari’s public criticism has come from surprising quarters; his wife.
Aisha Buhari gave an interview where she spoke out about members of her husband’s cabinet who she said were were derailing his administration.
However, she recently explained that the criticism was not meant to ridicule the President but rather came from her own “sense of justice.”
“Nigerians elected this administration based on the trust and confidence they have on my husband,” Aisha said in a statement Sunday.
“I, therefore, feel that we are here to serve Nigeria to the best of our ability,” she added in the statement.