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Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Travels to Nigeria

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 24, 2014


Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) Rick Barton will travel to Nigeria April 24-29.

Assistant Secretary Barton will be in Nigeria for the premiere of “Dawn in the Creeks,” a CSO-funded, Nigerian-led television program that showcases stories of non-violent problem-solving in communities throughout the Niger Delta. Part of a mass media campaign led by a group of influential Nigerian leaders, including civic activists and Nollywood stars, the show will help to amplify a new narrative for the Niger Delta to drown out the adage that only violence pays.

The Assistant Secretary will also meet Nigerian Government officials to discuss preventing conflict and violence. He will also discuss non-violent problem-solving with members of the Niger Delta Legacy Board of Directors and local communities in Lagos and the Niger Delta.

For more on the Niger Delta work, visit CSO’s website.

More information on Assistant Secretary Barton and the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations is available on Twitter and Facebook. For more information on the State Department’s work on civilian security, democracy, and human rights, follow @civsecatstate or visit


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