[email protected]: Obama Congratulates Nigeria

President Barack Obama has sent his greetings and that of the American people to Nigerians on the 54th independence anniversary of the country.

In a letter addressed to President Goodluck Jonathan, Obama acknowledged Nigeria’s leadership role in Africa and at the United Nations (UN) towards promoting regional peace and stability.

“At the heart of our enduring friendship is our shared commitment to democratic values, the rule of law, and economic development.

“We look forward to strengthening our relationship and working closely in the coming year, especially in promoting good governance and combating terrorism. As Nigerians observe this special day, we wish you a more peaceful and prosperous year.”
Obama added that the US was looking forward to strengthening its relationship with Nigeria in the coming year, especially on good governance

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