Nigeria is a strange country —US envoy

May 22, 2019

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, has described Nigeria as a strange country with opportunities to make the world better.

The envoy stated this on Tuesday at a two-day 2019 USA Fair in Lagos.

He said Nigeria stands as the focal point that would drive development in Africa and the rest of the world.

“No doubt that there is a need in Nigeria, but never think of Nigeria alone. Think of West Africa, think of America, think of Africa, and think of the world.

“See every opportunity as one for Nigeria, one for America and one for the world. It should all be how to make the world a better place,” Symington said.

Also speaking at the event, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was represented by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, said the country longs to do build relationship with America and Europe as well as Asia.

Osinbajo added that the government was committed to nurturing and building this relationship to its utmost for the benefits of both countries and the wider world.

“As great as America is, we want to partner with America. We want to also partner with Europe, Asia, the Middle East and other countries of the world,’’ he said.

“The many sectors that are represented here from America represent areas where Nigeria will be partnering with America for the greater good,’’ he said.

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