Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thou shall not fear a Trump presidency...says Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Nigerians

Ambassador Sola Enikanolaiye who is the new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, assured Nigerians on Sunday that Donald Trump’s presidency would not tarnish the longstanding relationship between the United State and Nigeria.

Talking to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Lagos, the permanent secretary was quite optimistic that the relationship between both countries would be strengthened in the years to come.

“We do not think that Donald Trump’s presidency would lead to a disruption in the relations between Nigeria and the United States.

“The United States and Nigeria have had excellent relations since the attainment of Nigeria’s Independence.

“And under every government in the U. S, whether Republican or Democrat, we have always had cordial relations.

“So, we do not think that this already existing relations between Nigeria and the U. S. would necessarily be altered under the U. S. President-Elect Donald Trump,’’ he said.

“Given the President-elect’s rhetorics during his campaigns and election, we would not be naive not to prepare for these eventualities.

“We have, therefore, decided to organise a special retreat on Monday, Nov. 28, in Abuja.

“This retreat would give major foreign policy stakeholders the opportunity to deliberate on what Trump has said and advise government on how best to respond to this,’’ he said.

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