Buhari holds closed door meeting with UK Prime Minister

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari to meet Donald Trump at White House on April 30

Buhari, who has traveled to the United Kingdom last week ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, is also expected to hold a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

He said: "it was a cheerful news to us today that President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted to run for a second term in office".

Prime Minister May, in her remarks, said Britain would continue to work with Nigeria in the areas of training and equipping the military.

According to Punch, Femi Adesina, the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Buhari said "Failure of some of the leadership we had in the past led to our not being able to capitalise on resources to improve the lot of the people".

NAIJ.com previously reported that President Buhari said that he is more focused on the economy and the security of the country and delivery the dividend of democracy to Nigerians.

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Addressing the Prime Minister on climate change and environmental issues, Buhari stressed the need for inter-basin water transfer from Congo Basin to Lake Chad.

PDP, in its earlier reaction, charged the president to own up to his "inability" to curtail the security situation in the country, rather make excuses.

"I made the case during the Climate Change Summit in France".

Buhari said recharging of the lake would reduce the number of youths coming to Europe to increase social problems.

A co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, Aisha Yesufu, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as one of the "wicked people" who kept Nigerians poor. Nearly all of them were below 30, and Libya was not their final destination.

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President Buhari further assured them that their confidence in the Federal Government would not be abused, as his administration would do its best to justify it.

She was particular about abduction of young schoolgirls by Boko Haram, noting that Britain would continue to give Nigeria needed assistance.

Diplomatic experts said Buhari, being the first African leader called by Trump, only reaffirmed Nigeria's strategic position in Africa. But the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party faulted is claim, saying the president should be honest to tell the world his administration's true performance, rather than giving false indices.

The meeting comes weeks after Rex Tillerson, then U.S. secretary of state, visited Nigeria and other African countries in March only to be fired after his return to Washington. "Stability at home is important, to curb illegal migration." she said.

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