President Buhari in a telephone conversation with Gates, specifically lauded him for supporting the eradication of polio and HIV diseases in Africa and Nigeria in particular.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said Bill Gates on his part, congratulated the President upon his resounding election victory for a second four-year term of office.
The president media aide said, Gates restated his “commitment to the success of the administration as well as the progress, prosperity and well-being of Nigeria. “He expressed willingness to do more for the country.’’
President Buhari in his opinion said that Bill Gates’ wealth had benefited Nigeria’s development, and expressed appreciation for the call.