Obama Pledges US Support On Terrorism Fight As He Congratulates Nigeria On 54th Independence Anniversary

The United States will support Nigeria in its fight against terrorism, President Barack Obama pledged while congratulating Nigeria on its 54th independence anniversary.

“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.

US had recently been allegedly blocking Nigeria from getting arms needed to fight terrorism leading the authorities to doubt the country’s commitment to helping Nigeria. Over 1,000 members of the Nigerian security forces are currently in Russia for Special Forces training, with sources saying Russia was seen as a better partner in the country’s fight against terrorism due to the attitude of the West towards helping Nigeria.

Obama has however promised the US was ready to support Nigeria’s fight against terrorism.

“As Nigerians observe this special day, we wish you a more peaceful and prosperous year,” the statement by Obama read.