The United States of America has sent a congratulatory message to Nigeria on the occasion of its 63rd independence anniversary celebration.
In a message made available by the U.S. Department of State, Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, congratulated Nigeria, wishing the country well and promising to work towards strengthening bilateral relations between both countries.
Blinken said, “On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Nigeria on the 63rd anniversary of your independence.
“The United States and Nigeria have built a strong partnership based on our shared values and common pursuit of a more peaceful, prosperous, and secure world.
“The United States is committed to strengthening our partnership and continuing to work together to promote inclusive economic growth, safeguard human rights, and combat insecurity.
“We commend Nigeria for its regional and global leadership, including its efforts to protect and advance democracy.
“I send my best wishes to the people of Nigeria. I look forward to deepening our close partnership and advancing our shared goals in the year to come.”