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BREAKING: Trump calls Buhari over COVID-19, promises to send ventilators

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United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday engaged President Muhammadu Buhari in phone conversation.

Minister of Information Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The minister said Buhari used the opportunity to brief the Trump on the steps that Nigeria is taking to contain the spread of the disease.

In his remarks, Trump assured that the U.S. stand in solidarity with Nigeria.

The American leader promised to send ventilators to support the country in its fight against the pandemic.

“President Trump also extends his best regards to the people of Nigeria”, Mohammed added.

Africa’s most populous nation has over 1,300 cases of coronavirus and has been trying to get ventilators for treatment.

Newly inaugurated President Trump got right to work on Friday 20/01/17, signing his first executive order easing the burden of Obamacare. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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