United States of America Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington has said that his country intends to strengthen the existing bilateral relations with Nigeria, saying this has become necessary to consolidate on the economic ties between both nations for more mutual benefits.
Symington disclosed this yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when he paid a courtesy call on the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun at his Oke-Mosan office.
The U.S envoy said he was on a mission to know more about Nigeria particularly Ogun State, adding that the prosperity and peace of the United States of America through the ties would also rub off on Nigeria.
Speaking on Nigeria’s democracy, the Ambassador described it as peculiar nature of governance due to people’s inputs in nation building, as well as the significant role of the Nigerian media in endearing the people with government.
He expressed delight at his visit to the State, which according to him was a place where great importance was attached to education, enjoining the government not to relent in developing the people through education.
Governor Amosun, in his remark, said the State was the cradle of education, the first to have access to western education in Nigeria as well as reputed for ‘’many firsts’’ in various human endeavours, affirming that the United States has a lot to learn from Nigeria.
Amosun urged the Ambassador to impress upon his home country to facilitate more U.S investments in the State saying the State remained the industrial hub for commercial activities in the nation and the West African sub- region.