By: Joy Odor/Abuja
The President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump has described Nigeria among its strongest partners in Africa.
President Trump, who stated this in a statement, said Nigeria share common goals of expanding trade and growing the economic relationship.
According to him, Nigeria are allies in the global battle against terrorism, noting that they want to see Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa driven out of the region and other insurgencies like them dismantled.
“The United States welcomes efforts by your administration to diversify opportunities for your talented, creative, and hardworking people to the benefit of both our countries, Africa, and the world.
“I am pleased that following our meeting last year, our Vice Presidents are also building on our longstanding history of cooperation.
“I wish the people of Nigeria continued success as you mark another year of independence.
“On behalf of the American people, I extend our warmest greetings and congratulate you on the 59th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence” He said.