United States President, Barack Obama, is considering a state visit to Nigeria in July, his likely final trip to Africa as president, The New York Times reported yesterday.
Obama’s tenure will lapse next year after completing his maximum two terms of four years.
President Obama has made a number of visits to African countries, leaving Nigeria off his itinerary. In his last trip to the continent last year, he visited Kenya, his ancestral home, and the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
it could not independently confirm the proposed visit as efforts to get reactions from Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs were unsuccessful.
Several calls put to the spokesman, Mr Akinremi Bolaji, were unanswered. Relations between Nigeria and US have deepened under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.