According to a statement from the Nigerian presidency, Mr Buhari expressed sympathy for Mr Trump and his family, adding that
“the incident of Covid-19 in the White House manifests the challenge posed by the pandemic across the world, and difficulty in containing the spread”.
The statement says the Nigerian leader joins American citizens in praying for the US president and his wife who tested positive for the virus.
President Buhari also took the opportunity to urge more compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines among Nigerians.
Earlier in the day, Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa also wished the US leader well.
I wish US President, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, quick and full recovery from Covid-19.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 2, 2020