U.S. Ambassador Stuart Symington has called on the leaders and other stakeholders in Nigeria to preserve the nation’s unity and ensure peace.
Symington, who addressed guests at the 241st anniversary celebration of the independence of the U. S. in Abuja on Thursday, said that Nigeria, like U.S, was blessed with visionary and dedicated leaders and it was capable of facing and overcoming its challenges.
The envoy said that both the U. S. and Nigeria shared incredible diversity as nations.
According to Symington, just like the U.S., Nigeria is a wonderfully diverse nation which differences and diversity are sources of strength and a reason for pride.
“Whenever I meet a Nigerian, I ask, `What do you like the most about your country? There invariable reply from more than a thousand Nigerians is “I like the Nigerian people”.
“I like our diversity, our resilience, our energy, our warmth, our spirit, our food…”