Obama Snubs Nigeria As He Visits Senegal, S’Africa, Tanzania

Barack-ObamaNigeria’s Presidency will again be disappointed that for the second time in his administration, President Barack Obama and his wife Michele will be embarking on their second tour of Africa between June 26 and July 3, but will not visit Nigeria because of security concerns.

The Presidency was upbeat that Mr. Obama would visit the country whenever his itinerary was released but instead, the world’s most powerful President chose to visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, during his eight-day visit to the continent.

A statement issued by the Office of the Press Secretary of the White House Monday said: “President Obama and the First Lady look forward to traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 26 – July 3.

“The president will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including through expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders.

“The president will meet with a wide array of leaders from government, business, and civil society, including youth, to discuss our strategic partnerships on bilateral and global issues.

“The trip will underscore the president’s commitment to broadening and deepening cooperation between the United States and the people of sub-Saharan Africa to advance regional and global peace and prosperity.”

It would be recalled that Obama’s maiden visit to Africa as American president took him to Ghana in July 2009; a visit that was widely regarded as a snub and a subtle criticism of the country’s leadership.

But that perception was downplayed by the then Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, who explained that Obama’s choice of Ghana was “meant to tea-up” US relationship with sub-Saharan Africa, and should not be interpreted in any other way.

5 Comments

  • So what,let him snubs nigeria billions times who dare to see him ,by matter of fact, we Africans sometimes we are behaving like illiterate nt knowing ourselves , and our right, its time now to know who we are and understand that those ppl,are our real enemies they scuttled our development since from colonialisation, post colonialstation and up to now.

  • Nigeria is not sub-saharan but Nigeria… We are big and Influencial we don’t need to identify with obama 4 anything or what would his visit do to us… We need Mikel n d rest of our players to Visit us to me i prefer celebrities to obama cos he his not an entertainer but a learner. Period i rest my case.

  • if i may ask when he didnt come in 2009 till now wetin happen to nigeria. See we dont need him as wetin he come do other then to talk en trust our government dem go use billion host am.

  • the fact is dat if dis man comes to nigeria,he will ask Goodluck,’why havent you legalized gay and lesbian marriage in nigeria,it human right’,we dont need u,because you are a human and not a God,besides if we as a nation have strong diplomatic ties with them,the wont honour it,its always a hell for nigerian to travel to america,the question their is,why are they making it too hard for nigerian to go to their country,are they the only country in africa?nonsense,we dont need those illuminati personnel in nigeria,before they turn our country to satanist country.

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