Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, insists President Buhari is the first African leader to visit US President Donald Trump in the white house.
Garba's statement comes few days after Nigerians dragged president Buhari's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, after he made the same claim on twitter.
Nigerians reminded Bashir that the President of Egypt Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, which is a Northern African country, had visited President Trump in April 2017.
However shortly after President Buhari arrived Washington for his meeting with Donald Trump, Shehu in a statement he released, mainatined that President Buhari is the first African leader to visit President Trump at the white house.
''He is the first African head of government to visit the Trump White House and this is a pointer to two important things. One is, no matter how Nigerians take our own country, this is hugely an important country and this recognition is being manifested in this visit. And for the President personally, it is equally important that of all of the heads of state we have in the country that he of all of them has come forwarded to meet President Donald Trump'' the statement read in part