Published On: Wed, Jan 11th, 2017

Nigeria’s Democracy Unique—US Ambassador

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, has described Nigeria’s system of democracy as unique.

Mr Symington also said the West African nation’s democracy is very commendable.

The US envoy made these comments when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Ogun State, Mr Ibikunle Amosun, in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Mr Symington acknowledged the role of the media in strengthening the country’s democracy and advocated the need for Nigerians to collaborate with the government in improving the economic base of the country through agriculture and allied matters.

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He explained that he was in the Gateway state to cement the bilateral relationship between United States of America and Ogun State government.

In his remarks, Mr Amosun commended the envoy for the visit and pledged the continued support and partnership of the state government with the United States of America (USA).

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- Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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