United States (US) secretary of state, John Kerry, has maintained his country’s support for President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that Buhari “inherited a big problem”.
Kerry said this at the state house when he visited Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday.
Kerry commended the courage of Buhari in fighting corruption, saying: “We applaud what you are doing. Corruption creates a ready-made playing field for recruiting extremists.
“You inherited a big problem, and we will support you in any way we can. We will work with you very closely. We don’t want to interfere, but will offer opportunities as you require.”
He also pledged to assist in tackling the humanitarian challenges in the north-east, adding that his country would get the UK, France, and others “to augment the support”.
“Nigeria is a priority for us,” Kerry said.
“We won’t miss the opportunity to work together, because you are making significant progress.”