Shehu said when President Buhari came into office in 2015, so many windows to access American assistance had been shut by past US governments, but some of the doors were open due to the improved relationship of Buhari with the US.
“Nigeria and the United States have enjoyed very good relationship and it was even more so under President Trump who just lost the election.
“If you recall very well, this country had procured weapons to fight terrorism and internal security from United States and various world capitals. For some reasons before President Buhari came to office, the United States government and several other nations of the world stopped the sale of weapons to Nigeria.
“To the credit of Mr Trump, he agreed, in fact, called President Buhari at a short notice and said, Mr Buhari, you want to buy dozen Super Tucano (these are aircraft most suitable for fighting terrorism like the one we face in the North-east). I give you two months, this is how much you will pay; we will give you. It’s a big relief to us. We will soon start receiving some of the aircraft hopefully next year.
“So, we have had good relationship with Mr Trump but our hope is that this relation will even be better with President Biden,” Shehu said.
KanyiDaily recalls that a publisher for the Wall Street Journal, Joe Parkinson had said that some of the key advisors in Buhari’s government are ‘worried’ over the emergence of Joe Biden as US President.