Nigeria National Day – Press Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 1, 2018

I would like to convey warm wishes to the government and people of Nigeria on the 58th anniversary of your independence.

Nigeria remains a key partner and friend of the United States. Through its strengthening democracy, its dynamic economy, and the great entrepreneurial spirit of its people, Nigeria is a leader in the region and beyond. We count on Nigeria to continue its leadership through free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections in 2019.

The United States offers our continuous support to Nigeria in its efforts to expand trade and investment, counter terrorism, ensure regional stability, and tackle corruption.

As you celebrate the anniversary of your independence, please know that the people of the United States celebrate with you.