The Federal Government has commended the United States of America USA for its development assistance to the country and interventions in the fight against insurgency in the North-East.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustapha Suleiman gave the commendation in Abuja during the commemoration of the 243rd Independence of the US organised by the US Embassy in Nigeria.
Suleiman, who was represented by Director, American and Caribbean Affairs of the Ministry, Obioma Nzewuji said that the U.S has been very supportive to Nigeria in different fields, urging both countries to sustain the collaborations.
On his part, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington said that the greatest resources Nigeria had was the people of Nigeria, urging Nigerians to build on its human resources.
Symington explained that the wealth of Nigeria in human resources rest in the unity of the country in spite of its ethnic diversities.
He said this was a challenge in other countries but Nigeria had effectively overcome the challenge of ethnic diversities and have built the country into a “Big Idea”.