Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has just ended a visit to the White House where he had talks with U.S. president Donald Trump on security and economic development.
The visit, on Monday, made Buhari the first sub-Saharan African leader to hold talks with the Trump administration.
In a joint press conference, Trump’s reported statement calling Africa a shithole came up, and Buhari told reporters that he is not sure whether Trump said it or not.
Trump reacted by not denying it, but by saying: “The [Nigerian] president knows me and he knows where I’m coming from. And you do have some countries that are in very bad shape and very tough places to live in.”
This was followed by a jolly signing of bilateral agreements. One photo is trending in Nigeria for the wrong reasons. Trump is seen grinning next to Buhari as the Nigerian leader signs an unknown agreement with a smile.
Here are some reactions to the photograph:
A Nigerian Record Label owner & an artist who didn’t read his contract properly. pic.twitter.com/jUNWkWT931
— Agu (@Oliskyz1) April 30, 2018
my broda, with that smile on Trump’s face, it might just be something worse o.
— Gerard Johnson™ (@gerardjohnsonA) May 1, 2018
Pack your bag we are leaving. Nigeria is not our own again
— Bad Blood (@Willy_wisdom) May 1, 2018
I hope say no be US military base in Nigeria
— Abe O C Kowo (@AbeKowo) May 1, 2018
?. Yeah. It’s always us going to them and they certainly aren’t doing nothing for free without an ulterior motive. Who knows what this one is signing there now and it’s long term effect?.
Still doesn’t rule out that the UK probably always has a worse deal
— Legends Of Al-Ameen (@LegendsOfMyself) May 1, 2018
This analogy pretty much describes what I told people when I saw this photo ???
A clueless president signing the dotted lines while one of the greatest deal makers alive laughs at the background. It would never end well
— UNAPOLOGETIC (@HChukwuka) May 2, 2018
Just hope @MBuhari read the fine prints before signing and selling out ?? to Trump
— ??⚫ (@Freshspunk) May 2, 2018
De man go talk say he wan build wall between us an Niger Republic to prevent Gaddafi boys from coming in.
— CHUKWUEMEKA NWOSU (@emekanws) May 1, 2018
What has this guy done to us oh???
— samuel (@carnaville) May 1, 2018
This picture is doing me somehow
What if this man has sold us?
— lin da (@lindaonyia) May 2, 2018
I really wish whatever that’s there is a deal to sell off Nigeria???
— PreshieeG?? (@Ghurly_Preshiee) May 1, 2018
This is the coolest I’ve seen Trump. Lol
— Franklina Aku Mifetu (@FranklinaMifetu) April 30, 2018
When Esau sold his birth right
— gbubemi smith (@smiththe_4th) April 30, 2018
Abegi who see wetin Buhari sign?
I hope him no go promise Trump sey him go build the wall foram.
My people how una see d mata.
— Charlyboy(Official) (@Areafada1) May 1, 2018
the matter be as e get oo, especially with that kind smile Wey Donald dey show camera, its suspicious
— Green Systems™ (@GreenSystemsNg) May 2, 2018
— Ezeudene (@Ezeudene) May 2, 2018
He signed Gaddafi condolence register
— WAR VETERAN (@drunkito) May 1, 2018