US committed to Nigeria’s economic growth -Envoy

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The United Nations Consul General to Nigeria, Will Stevens, has commended the government of Akwa Ibom State for its efforts in handling the scourge of COVID-19, HIV/AIDS and climate change issues in the state.

This is in line with what he said when he stated that the US was dedicated to Nigeria’s economic development.

During a courtesy call in the state capital of Uyo, Stevens spoke with Umo Eno, the state governor.

This was said in a statement sent to Governor Ekerete Udoh on Saturday by the Chief Press Secretary.

U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken made a strong case for strong cooperation during his visit to Nigeria last week, and Stevens reiterated this point. The United States is dedicated to the economic development and prosperity of Nigeria and her subnationals.

He said, “The government of Akwa Ibom state has done incredible work to combat the scourge of COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS, as well as issues around climate change and the extractive industry.

“The United States is committed to the economic growth and prosperity of Nigeria and her subnationals”.

Additionally, he commended the governor for winning the March 18, 2023, gubernatorial elections, calling them “free, fair, and credible.”

Thanking the US Envoy for taking the time to visit the state, Governor Eno stated in his remarks that his administration was prepared to “collaborate further with American investors in the areas of oil and gas, blue economy, agriculture, and tourism.”

Later, Eno carried out an inspection of Christ the King School’s Model Primary School, which is scheduled to be commissioned at the end of this month.

The Consul General praised the governor for his vision for education and other developmental achievements during his eight-month tenure at the institution while he was there.