Obama congratulates Nigeria @ 54, pledges support in war against terrorism

ObamaU.S. President, Barack Obama, has pledged the support of the American government to Nigeria in combating terrorism.

The pledge is contained in Obama’s congratulatory message on Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary, to be marked on Wednesday, October 1.

Obama said the U.S was looking forward to strengthening its relationship with Nigeria in the coming year, especially on good governance.

He added that “Nigeria continues to play a key leadership role in Africa and at the UN in promoting regional peace and stability.

“At the heart of our enduring friendship is our shared commitment to democratic values, the rule of law and economic development.

“We look forward to strengthening our relationship and working closely in the coming year, especially in promoting good governance and combating terrorism.

“As Nigerians observe this special day, we wish you a more peaceful and prosperous year,” Obama wrote in the message, addressed to President Goodluck Jonathan.