The Minister of Culture, Education and Information in the Nigeria Embassy in Washington DC, Dr Stephen Momoh Baba, said President of the United States Barack Obama has promised to visit Nigeria this year.
President Obama was on Monday sworn in for his second term of another four years as president.
In an exclusive interview with LEADERSHIP, Dr Baba said:
"Obama has promised to visit Nigeria towards the end of the year; we are working with the state department and the Nigeria ambassador to ensure reality of the visit. We are doing everything we can to make sure he keeps to his promise and visit to Nigeria this year.
"America has been working with Africa and Nigeria behind the scenes even in Obama’s first term.They are helping us with agricultural credit activities; they are also assisting us in terms of security by tackling the Boko Haram insurgence."
As to Obama’s inaugural speech, Baba believes it was very pragmatic and straight to the point.
"Obama’s speech was very pragmatic, he focused on what he was going to do and he showed he is in control. He was asking everybody to come on board and make America great again, irrespective of party or colour," he explained.