Abuja - The United States has congratulated Nigeria on the country's 53rd independence anniversary.
This was contained in a statement by US Secretary of State, John Kerry.
The US embassy in Nigeria released the statement from Abuja.
The statement read, “On behalf of President (Barack) Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Nigeria as you celebrate your Independence Day.”
Kerry said, “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.”
Kerry said in the coming years, the US looked forward to partner Nigeria to expand education, jobs and opportunities for the two countries' people.
He added, “On the 53rd anniversary of your independence, I wish all Nigerians a safe and prosperous future.”
Nigeria commemorates its independence on October. It gained self rule from Britain in 1960.
- CAJ News