Obama congratulates Jonathan on independence anniversary

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obama-and-goodluck-jonathanThe U.S. President Barack Obama has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan and the people of Nigeria as the nation celebrates 53rd anniversary of its Independence Day on October 1.

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“A warm friendship connects the Nigerian and American people, reflecting our shared values of democracy, economic growth, security, and respect for human rights and the rule of law.

“Our partnership is strong because of our people, as the proverb tells us, if you want to go quickly go alone. If you want to go far go together”, Obama in a statement issued by secretary of state, John Kerry said on Monday.

He added that in the coming years, the U.S. would be looking forward to going further with Nigeria as the country expands education, jobs and opportunity for its people.

“On the 53rd anniversary of your independence, I wish all Nigerians a safe and prosperous future”, Kerry quoted the U.S. president as saying.

Meanwhile, in the historic city, New York, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria from around the world are gearing up to celebrate the anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence.

The celebration is scheduled from October 3 to 5 with activities ranging from party for young Nigerians and their friends, to a cultural night where the youths would demonstrate appreciation of their Nigerian heritage.

Also there would be an Independence Day Parade/Carnival and Festival.

People from all walks of life are expected at the celebration to showcase the glory of Nigeria.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsolahttps://naija247news.com
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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