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Nigeria National Day Message


Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 30, 2013

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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Nigeria as you celebrate your Independence Day on October 1.

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. As the proverb tells us, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

In the coming years, the United States looks forward to going father with Nigeria as we expand education, jobs and opportunity for our people.

On the 53rd anniversary of your independence, I wish all Nigerians a safe and prosperous future.



PRN: 2013/1215

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