The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr William Symington, says that Nigeria is the seventh largest integrated market in the world, with more endowments than most countries. Symington made the remark on Monday in Ilorin while delivering the Convocation Lecture at the 34th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Ilorin.
The Lecture was entitled: “Citizen Leadership and the Link between Economic Diversity and Economic Good Governance”.
He observed that with the abundant human and natural resources in the country, “Nigeria has wonderful and incredible beauty”, while urging Nigerians to help the country succeed.
Symington was of the opinion that Nigeria is wonderfully endowed and beautiful, adding that anyone that has traversed the length and breadth of the country would appreciate its beauty. He added that one of the most beautiful forests can be found in Cross River State, while a trip to Ikogosi Warm Spring and Badagry beach would attest to the beauty and splendour of Nigeria. According to the envoy, Nigeria, like its citizens were incredibly blessed and gifted. Symington reiterated that the relationship between Nigeria and the United States is that of good partners with good intention. “The Nigerian people have the spirit of the country; they are friendly, diverse, resilient and hardworking. I believe in the Nigeria Dream,” he said. He therefore urged the citizens to be proud of Nigeria irrespective of their tribe or state of origin
SOURCE : VANGUARD