The United States of America has told Nigeria to show its leadership in Africa by conducting credible general elections in 2019.
In a statement said by the US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, the American government congratulated Nigeria and its people on the nation’s independence anniversary.
Pompeo said: “I would like to convey warm wishes to the Nigeria government and its people on their 58th anniversary of 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 continuous support to Nigeria in its efforts to expand trade and investment, counter-terrorism and 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”.