President Donald Trump of the United States of America has described Nigeria as an “amazing country” even as he gave a hint of the possibility of his visit to the country.
President Trump who spoke when he received President Muhammadu Buhari in audience at the State House today, Monday, said: “well, I would like very much to visit Nigeria. It is an amazing country. In certain ways, I hear from the standpoint of the beauty of a country — there’s no country more beautiful.”
The Nigerian President acknowledged President Trump’s mild gesture about Nigeria’s beauty, but did not immediately say whether he would invite him to Nigeria.
The last sitting American president to visit Nigeria was George Bush, who came in in 2003 for discussions with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
President Trump rejected demands that he should relax his stringent immigration policy to allow migrants from poorer country, saying the U.S. is operating “a stupid” immigration policy that has made it the butt of jokes across the world.
The American strong man received President Buhari in his first meeting with a leader from sub-Saharan Africa at the White House. The two leaders emphasized the need to improve trade, technology and human rights records. [myad]