GOODLUCK JONATHAN SPEAKS TO TRUMP ON TELEPHONE
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan this afternoon from London spoke to President Donald Trump on telephone at the request of the American President.
The conversation was cordial and GEJ congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.
The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.
President Trump encouraged Jonathan to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.
President Trump assured the Fmr Nigerian President of US readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism.
He further assured Goodluck that all his former aides in custody of EFCC, trapped by the Buhari govt will be released using his powers.
President Trump also invited Goodluck to Washington at a mutually convenient date.
This is the first time Mr Trump will be speaking with any African leader since his assumption.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 13, 2017.