Obama to meet Buhari in New York


United States President, Barack Obama, to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on the side lines of the annual United Nations General Assembly gathering this week in Newyork USA. The Presidents are expected to meet on Tuesday according to the Premium Times.

The two leaders will discuss on issues pertaining to the US’ support for security and economic challenges in the West African country, as well the government’s efforts to defeat Boko Haram terrorist group according to the Punch. Nigeria and the US have pending agreement over the sale of US military equipment, especially attack helicopters to fight the insurgents.

President Buhari will also attend a high-level summit that will be hosted by the UN, on “large movements of refugees and migrants.” The Summit, a first of its kind, is expected to come up with a blueprint for a better international response to enhance the protection of migrants and refugees.

Buhari arrived in New York, United States of America, on Sunday morning ahead of his participation at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.