Why Obama Won’t Visit Nigeria – US

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The United States on Tuesday hinted on the reasons why President Barack Obama won’t visit Nigeria during his upcoming three-nation trip to Africa.

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According to US officials, the ongoing insecurity appeared to be responsible for the exclusion of Nigeria  in Obama’s second visit to the continent.

Obama is scheduled to visit Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa.

The US government said the trip would focus on trade and investment, democratic institution-building, young people, and enhancing  economic growth.

American Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, made this clarifications at a briefing on Tuesday.

The briefing was addressed jointly with the Senior Director for African Affairs Grant Harris and Senior Director for Development and Democracy Gayle Smith, on Obama’s upcoming visit.

The text of the briefing was made available to journalists in Abuja by the Information Office of the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy.

Rhodes said, “With respect to Nigeria, we certainly believe that Nigeria is a fundamentally important country to the future of Africa. We’ve put a lot of investment in the relationship with Nigeria through their leadership of ECOWAS, through the significant US business investment in Nigeria and through our security cooperation.

“Obviously, Nigeria is working through some very challenging security issues right now. And in that process, they’re going to be a partner of the United States. We certainly believe we’ll have an opportunity to further engage the Nigerian government through bilateral meetings going forward. But at this point, we just were not able to make it to Nigeria on this particular itinerary.

“I will say that we purposefully designed the  itineraries to be able to reach West Africa, South Africa and East Africa, and in West Africa, to visit Senegal, a French-speaking, Muslim-majority democracy that is an important partner of the United States and also provides a platform for the President to speak to the broader region.

“We are also looking at ways, at the President’s town hall in South Africa with young African leaders, to draw in through technology young people in Nigeria and in Kenya, among other places, so that the President is using this trip to speak to the broader African audience. We recognize we’d like to go to as many countries as possible.’’

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16 COMMENTS

    • tell PDP they are boko haram that is why they cant arrest anyone let them stop the blackmails of buhari if they are sure what stop them 4rm arresting him, they are liairs, nigerians shine ur eyes
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  1. We are not begging him to come to Nigeria,but i believe that all this crisis in this Great Country will come to an end one day

  2. Personally, i dont give a damn if he visit or not.i wonder why people keep giving credence to D visitation of America president.D FACT IS THEY NO Nigeria,is growing,Intellectual,financially,ecönomically,and does not and would not aspect interference 4rm any so called Developed countries,AMERICA WITH ALL IT ADVANCEMENT HAS SECURITY CHALLENGES,d Boston marton bombing is a gud and recent example,D SWODEN CASE OF INTELLIENCE Leak, the country is not a utopia, d president is not God,FACTS IS those africa countries his visiting are in one tumoil or d other,expect southAFRICA-WHICH HIS VISITING Would be to dicuss,D “UN” non permanent security sits.NIGERIA IS Growing,heading in a gud direction lead by God almight.WE DONT NEED ANY PRESIDENT 2 COME TELL US HOW WE ARE DOING. Boko haram is not d reason is not visiting.it not like d entire country is in chaos. The Nigeria govt and military is doing a great job on dat. GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

  3. We don’t even need him here in Nigeria at the first place, to come and do what?
    to implement gay right and lesbianism in Nigeria? We say no to that. Nigeria belongs to God,
    and we don’t need any demonic visitation in this country. God bless Nigeria…

  4. Whether he visits us or not is not the matter but rather how we tackle this popularly known menace of our country ___ insecurity which doesn’t safeguard our peace and harmony. If this is done, coupled with the other issues which are tackleable in the presence of security; I’m sure the foreigner’s willingness τ̅☺ visit this country will improve.

  5. We dont need the visitation of a mere mortal, all we need is the visitation of the almighty God, pls let our leaders focus on hw to take this country to the next level free of curruption nd insecurity.God bless Nigeria.

  6. It’s a huge lie. Insecurity is not the reason. It’s a big shame if he even thinks so. Nigeria is God’s own, infact Nigeria is like Israel God has chose though we face challenges bcos of our sins but we are not for Satan. Nigeria is not among the countries he wants to rule and polute with his ungodly acts or rules. He is annoyed with the country bcos we refuse him. 4me I nor beg am make him come.

  7. Nigerians let’s unite like the us they will be the one coming to us. Not to say they will not come in front of the world.
    Pls Muslims & cristians let’s remove the hipocracy among our selves.

  8. What is he coming do for nigeria. Is he coming to give us Light. food or job tell me. if him come our government will use the opportunity thif our money in the of obama let him stay there we no need him. Only God we need in nigeria.

    • I Wonder why all of you guys will Not See the resson of him refusing to come. I Wonder why you guys think there is no Problem in Nigeria. Ofcours there is a biggggg problem in Nigeria. SIMPLE LOGIC: is quite better for a country to have a gay and lesbian right than having insecurity problem because when you are a gay or a lesbian, you sin against yourself and God maybe (don’t judge, you are not God. You don’t really know how God sees things. Leave judgment for him) but when you are a suicide bomber, you sin against people and God for sure. You kill innocent people in the church, in the market, along the road, just everywhere. That is an undiluted sin, direct sin. Live should be all about freedom, do what suits you as long as you are not offending or hurting any one. Then on the judgement day, you answer your query from God. Until every one in Nigeria realizes that we have a huge insecurity problem, if not Nigeria will never be a better place and God’ chosen people like Obama will never dwell on it.

  9. The truth is that he wants to come and distroy our country but God forbid nigeria will remain a holy nation and the only visitation we need is that of God and no one else

    • I Wonder why all of you guys will Not See the resson of him refusing to come. I Wonder why you guys think there is no Problem in Nigeria. Ofcours there is a biggggg problem in Nigeria. SIMPLE LOGIC: is quite better for a country to have a gay and lesbian right than having insecurity problem because when you are a gay or a lesbian, you sin against yourself and God maybe (don’t judge, you are not God. You don’t really know how God sees things. Leave judgment for him) but when you are a suicide bomber, you sin against people and God for sure. You kill innocent people in the church, in the market, along the road, just everywhere. That is an undiluted sin, direct sin. Live should be all about freedom, do what suits you as long as you are not offending or hurting any one. Then on the judgement day, you answer your query from God. Until every one in Nigeria realizes that we have a huge insecurity problem, if not Nigeria will never be a better place and God’ chosen people like Obama will never dwell on it.

  10. I Wonder why all of you guys will Not See the resson of him refusing to come. I Wonder why you guys think there is no Problem in Nigeria. Ofcours there is a biggggg problem in Nigeria. SIMPLE LOGIC: is quite better for a country to have a gay and lesbian right than having insecurity problem because when you are a gay or a lesbian, you sin against yourself and God maybe (don’t judge, you are not God. You don’t really know how God sees things. Leave judgment for him) but when you are a suicide bomber, you sin against people and God for sure. You kill innocent people in the church, in the market, along the road, just everywhere. That is an undiluted sin, direct sin. Live should be all about freedom, do what suits you as long as you are not offending or hurting any one. Then on the judgement day, you answer your query from God. Until every one in Nigeria realizes that we have a huge insecurity problem, if not Nigeria will never be a better place and God’ chosen people like Obama will never dwell on it.

  11. Thank God Nigeria was excluded among the country he will be visiting.We don’t welcome someone who will visit the nation to dirty our mind with all sort of immorality.As for you Precious, you shouldn’t av put God wrath under prediction.We are talking about the Evil act this so called Obama has established in the state.Nigeria insecurity could be resolve if when the solution comes from presidency

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