Buhari to Speak with Trump
President Muhammdu Buhari will on Monday speak with the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on the phone from London, where he is undergoing medical vacation.
According to available information, the phone call would be at 9:45 am in Washington, which is 3:45 pm in Nigeria and 2:45 pm in London.
Trump will also speak with the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma on the phone.
The presidency has confirmed the phone call in a tweet by the Personal Assistant to Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad.
President Buhari departed for London on January 19, and was scheduled to return to Nigeria on February 5 and resume work the following day.
However, he extended his ten-day vacation in the United Kingdom for health reasons.
Rumour that the president had died in London went viral a couple of weeks ago before it was dispelled.
His spokesmen told Nigerians that Buhari was neither ill nor in any hospital in the UK.
Apparently to dismiss the president’s death rumour, the Presidency had late night on January 27 released a photograph of Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s visit to Buhari in London.
Also on January 28, it released another photograph showing Buhari and Amosun having a dinner in London.
The following day, photographs of Buhari and his wife, Aisha, were released.
On January 30, there was another photograph showing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s mother and wife together with Buhari and Aisha.
On February 9, photographs of Buhari meeting with leaders of his party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, were released.
Trump is the 45th President of the United States. He assumed office on January 20, 2017. Trump won the general election on November 8, 2016, in a surprise victory against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. At age 70, he became the oldest and wealthiest person to assume the presidency, the first without prior military or governmental service, and the fifth elected with less than a plurality of the national popular vote.