Exclusive: By Adenike Lucas
President Donald Trump is expected to speak with his Nigerian and South African counterpart this afternoon.
A South African based journalist, Geoffrey York, released the information via his twitter handle, @geoffreyyork.
According to Mr York, the US President will make the first call to President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria at 2:45 GMT and at 4:10 GMT; he would speak to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
The diplomatic conversation set to hold with President Buhari from his residence at the Abuja House, London, was later confirmed by the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
“President Trump will speak with President Buhari at 3:45 PM Nigerian time, today. @WhiteHouse @POTUS @RealDonaldTrump @NGRPresident @MBuhari,” the Minister wrote on his verified twitter account, @GeoffreyOnyeama.
Though termed “Africa day,” the controversial New York business tycoon and 45th US President, is to meet with the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington.
During his campaign, he met with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt at a New York Hotel. However, this is the first time President Trump will be speaking to African leaders since he resumed office.
President Buhari is currently on an extended holiday in the UK. A source with close links to President Buhari’s family confirmed to DENISAURUS NEWS that they have been in constant dialogue with him since he travelled out of the country in January.
Last week the Senate President, Bukola Saraki said that he had spoken to the President over the phone.
In their telephone chats, the number one man joked about how the former Governor of Kwara state, was always working late into the night.