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Nigeria @ 61: US celebrates Nigeria, makes promises on collaboration

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Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State, has prolonged finest needs to the individuals of Nigeria on the 61st anniversary of their independence.

Blinken stated the US Authorities would proceed to assist Nigeria’s efforts to counter terrorism, insecurity and enhance well being methods.

He stated the sturdy partnership between each international locations is predicated on a standard dedication to democracy, variety, and a shared spirit of entrepreneurship.

This was contained in a press release issued by Temitayo Famutimi, the Info Specialist Public Affairs Part (PAS) U.S. Consulate Normal, on Friday.

The assertion learn partially, “As your companion, we’ll proceed to assist Nigerian efforts to counter terrorism and insecurity, enhance well being methods, strengthen democratic establishments, promote respect for human rights, and bolster financial progress, together with by means of bilateral commerce and funding.

“We worth Nigerian management on points together with African peace and safety, ending the COVID-19 pandemic and constructing again a extra inclusive financial system, and decreasing greenhouse emissions and making a clear vitality future.

“The USA seems ahead to increasing our relationship over the approaching yr and advancing our mutual pursuits.”

In the meantime, President, Muhammadu Buhari, has restated his dedication to making sure that Nigeria stays united regardless of agitations for secession in some components of the nation.

This was contained in a speech he delivered on Thursday evening on the closing version of the [email protected] celebration on the Banquet Corridor, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Within the speech, President Buhari promised that his authorities will proceed to supply the enabling setting for Nigerians to realize their desires “whereas we depend on their assist to make Nigeria a greater place for all”.

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