Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
Vice President Biden hosted President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria today for a meeting at the Naval Observatory. The Vice President underscored the importance the United States places on its relationship with Nigeria. Vice President Biden and President Buhari spoke about the challenges and opportunities facing the Nigerian people, and the ways in which the United States and Nigeria can partner to overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities. President Buhari and the Vice President agreed on the importance of rooting out corruption in order to unlock the full potential of the Nigerian economy and ensure stability. The Vice President reiterated U.S. support for Nigeria’s efforts to not only defeat Boko Haram militarily, but also to invest in development and create the conditions for lasting security, stability, and economic prosperity in northern Nigeria.