US promises to promote unity in Nigeria

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

The United States Government has promised to promote the Unity and strength of Nigeria.

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington gave the assurance in Ilorin the Kwara state capital North Central Nigeria when he paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Peter Kisira in his office.

The US Ambassador who described Nigeria as the most populous black nation, disclosed that his visit to the state was meant to further explore new frontiers of partnership for development of African countries particularly Nigeria.

According to him, Nigeria is blessed with many states, human capital resources and talented people.

Ambassador Symington thanked the Kwara State Government for extending its hands of fellowship and hospitality to him and his team while in the state.

Responding, the Deputy Governor called for collaboration between the state and the United States Government especially in the areas of education, health and security.

Elder Kisira who described Kwara State as the gateway between the Northern and the Southern part of the Country called for the assistance of the United States government particularly in the areas of education, health and security.

The Deputy Governor called for cordial relationship between the two countries in view of their leadership role and exploit in various fields.

He urged the United States Government to support Kwara State in ensuring brighter ‎future for its teeming youth in the area of education.

Elder Kisira‎ stated that the State government had recorded successes in various human endeavors particularly in the health sector.

“The State government has put in much effort in the training of its personnel in the area of health”, he added.

The Deputy Governor called for the assistance of the US Government in the control of the spread of diseases such as polio and HIV and security as the State had international border with other Countries.

He thanked the Ambassador for the visit urging him to strengthen the existing cooperation and collaboration between the two Nations.