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Sunday, 19 July 2015
Buhari leaving for the US!....pictures
President Muhammadu Buhari has left for the United States. Pictures after the cut....
President Buhari and 33 others have arrived the US. They arrived the Joint Base Andrews Airport in Washington DC on Sunday. He went to visit the Nigeria's Ambassador to the US, Prof. Ade Adefuye and his team.
President Buhari will be officially welcomed on Monday at the White House starting with a breakfast meeting of five at the Naval Observatory, the official residence of Sen. Joe Biden.
According to THISDAY, a call was put through to Adefuye on the expectations of the visit and what Nigeria stands to gain. He said the visit was strategic on many fronts. According to him US recognises Nigeria as an emerging economic giant not just in Africa but in the global village because this is the first time the US is inviting a newly elected African leader.
''The presdeidnt has what it takes to drive this emerging role of Nigeria and i am glad to receive him on this historic vist. The expectation that the President will repostion the nation along the path of greatness is not mispalced.''
''Is in fact that the US is accommodating President Buhari at Blair House, the first of its kind for a Nigerian leader and at no expense to the country.''
Buhari will be at the Capitol Hill the equivalent of the National Assembly holding sessions with the Senate and House committee on Foreign Affairs with lunch hosted by the US Secretary, John Kerry.
After meeting with the US director of the CIA, the president will be host of a courtesy call from his colleagues of the class of 1980 of the US Army War College arriving at the Nigerian Embassy for the Town Hall meeting, greet session by Nigerian Youths in the US with Mo Abudu moderating and later in the afternoon, he will meet with a group of potential investors in the agricultural sector.
Buhari left for the United States with 33 others. He is to give a lecture at the United States Institute of Peace(USIP) on his last day in the US.