The U.S. Government has congratulated Nigeria on the commemoration of the country’s independence anniversary on Oct. 1, 2017.
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement issued on the occasion of the Nigeria National Day, that the U.S. has an enduring and mutual partnership with Nigeria.
Tillerson said: “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian people as you celebrate your national independence on October 1.
“The United States and Nigeria have a strong and enduring partnership that benefits both our nations.
“The U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on our shared priorities of security, economic prosperity, and good governance; and is strengthened by innovation, trade, and optimism for the future”.
According to him, the United States reaffirms its commitment to support Nigeria in its fight to defeat Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa.
“The United States also reaffirms its commitment to support efforts to help rebuild the lives of the millions affected by the violence, and to provide a better future for all Nigerians.
“We offer our best wishes to the people of Nigeria in your commemoration of the 57th anniversary of your independence,” the Secretary of State said.