Say No To Fuel Subsidy,Ambassador Symington Charges Nigeria.
Written by tobi adejare on July 3, 2019
The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington has advised Nigerians to do away with fuel subsidy, educate and empower every girl child and every woman for the Country to attain it’s full potential.
The Ambassador gave the advice during a ceremony to mark the U.S 243rd Independence anniversary in Lagos.
Ambassador Symington said his Country shares the idea of Nigeria as part of a global indivisible nation under God and challenged citizens to stop looking up to government, install electricity metres in every home, pay for power supply and demand accountability from distribution companies.
The Ambassador who gave an assurance of his Country’s support, also advised Nigerians leaders from across the East to the West, North and South to collaborate on the unity of the Country.
While delivering the US President’s message, the Consul General, John Bray pointed out that American freedom was earned through the blood, sweat and sacrifice of American heroes.
In a goodwill message, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs who was represented by the Director, American and Caribbean Affairs, Mr. Obioma Nzewuji thanked the United States for the various assistance given to Nigeria over the years in many sectors and acknowledged that the warm bond of friendship between Nigeria and the US has remained strong, while bilateral relations between the two countries had stood the test of time.
The event which was spiced with live band music was attended by current and former government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, business, political, and traditional leaders, media executives, civil society representatives, leaders in academia, and many other friends of the United States.
COV/ Omolara Omosanya