Why US commander visited Nigeria

Why US commander visited Nigeria

Admiral Michelle J. Howard, commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa has spoken on why he visited Nigeria sometime last week.

According to the commander who made this known on the Facebook page of US Embassy Nigeria, Nigeria's navy is a key player in the fight against illicit maritime activity.

She said: "Nigeria has over 450 miles of coastline and their central location in the Gulf of Guinea makes their Navy a key player in the fight against illicit maritime activity.

"I'm visiting to discuss the security challenges and deepening our relationship in training and exercises.”

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister said that President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the Nigerian delegation to the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

Onyeama made this known in Abuja on Tuesday, September 12, when he briefed the newsmen on the conference scheduled to hold from Sept. 12 to Sept. 25.

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He said Nigeria would at the meeting, renew its call for international support for the release of remaining Chibok girls.

Watch the NAIJ.com TV video report of the winging ceremony of the latest pilots of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

Source: Naij.com

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