Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on the United States of America to show more interest in the development of Nigeria, particularly as regards the nations fledgling democracy.
He made the call while receiving the U.S. Counselor of the Department of State and representative of President Barrack Obama at Nigeria’s Centenary celebration, Ambassador Thomas Shannon Jr. at the government house, Abeokuta over the weekend.
“I don’t know of any other nation that is as close to us as a nation as the United States. Then, you must be more active in what we are doing by showing more interest in our fledgling democracy”, the governor stated.
Amosun told his visitor that most of the infrastructural projects embarked upon by his administration are done in accordance with global best practices, saying “as a government, we have a tradition of standard in project execution, popularly called ’Ogun Standard’ and we believe that whatever we do must be done in line with global best practises.”
The governor thanked the U.S. government for taking part in the Centenary celebration and solicited further collaboration between the U.S. and the Ogun State government.
Speaking earlier, Shannon said as he was in the country representing Obama at the Centenary celebration, he believed his visit to the country would be incomplete without visiting Ogun state, which he described as a friend of the United States.
Shannon affirmed that the U.S. would continue to collaborate with Nigeria and Ogun State by extension on many bilateral issues, noting that the U.S. government is already working with global partners in developing democracies across the globe.
Ogun State Government Press Release
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