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Nigeria National Day Message


Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 28, 2012

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I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Nigeria as you celebrate your Independence Day this October 1.

The strong ties between Nigeria and the United States are grounded in our shared values and mutual interest in fostering good governance, increasing economic growth, and promoting regional stability. We value this partnership and remain dedicated to working together to meet the challenges of the future.

On the 52nd anniversary of your independence, I wish all Nigerians a peaceful and prosperous year.



PRN: 2012/1557

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