The United States Government has congratulated Nigeria on the 60th anniversary of her independence.
The US Secretary of State, Mr. Michael Pompei in a statement On Thursday, described Nigeria is an important leader in West Africa and across the entire continent.
He stated: “The United States will always continue to support the Nation as you seek to collaborate with your neighbours to expand peace and security and counter violent extremists in the region.
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“Our countries share important democratic values and a similar entrepreneurial spirit, and we congratulate the Nigerian people for your commitment to tackling corruption, strengthening democratic institutions, and leveraging Nigerian entrepreneurship to promote economic recovery. Even now, the people-to-people partnerships between our two nations are helping Nigeria combat the threat posed by COVID-19.”
Pompeo said US looks forward to continue working with a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria and to make progress in support of our shared values in the coming year.