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Independence Day: US extends hands of fellowship, assures Nigeria of support 


United States has extended warm hands of fellowship to Nigeria, as the country celebrates 62 Independence anniversary.

US assured Nigeria of support in ensuring free, fair election. 

Besides, US in a statement issued by its Embassy in Abuja also declared its commitment to support Nigerian counter terrorism efforts and also 

The statement conveyed the Independent message from Anthony Blinken, US Secretary of State on the occasion of Nigeria 62 independence anniversary. 

The statement reads: “On behalf of the United States of America, I extend best wishes to the people of 

Nigeria on the 62nd anniversary of their independence.

“The partnership between our two countries is strong and is built on our shared values of democracy, diversity, and a spirit of entrepreneurship.

“The United States is committed to supporting Nigerian efforts to counter terrorism and insecurity, improve health systems, strengthen democratic institutions, promote respect for human rights, and bolster economic growth including through bilateral trade and investment between the United States and Nigeria.

“We stand with Nigeria as a democratic partner in supporting free and fair elections and value Nigeria’s leadership on global and regional issues including the fight to end the COVID19 pandemic.

“We lookforward to expanding our relationship over the coming year and advancing our mutual interests. The United States joins in your celebration and extends our sincerest congratulations.”

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