The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement that the U.S. has an enduring and mutual partnership with Nigeria.
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement issued on the occasion of the Nigeria National Day, that the U.S. has an enduring and mutual partnership with Nigeria.
Tillerson said: “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian people as you celebrate your national independence on October 1.
“The United States and Nigeria have a strong and enduring partnership that benefits both our nations.
“The U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on our shared priorities of security, economic prosperity, and good governance; and is strengthened by innovation, trade, and optimism for the future”.
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According to him, the United States reaffirms its commitment to support Nigeria in its fight to defeat Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa.
“The United States also reaffirms its commitment to support efforts to help rebuild the lives of the millions affected by the violence, and to provide a better future for all Nigerians.
“We offer our best wishes to the people of Nigeria in your commemoration of the 57th anniversary of your independence,” the Secretary of State said.