U.S. pledges commitment to Nigeria’s unity

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State (4th, L); United States ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington (5th, L); Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Chief Alake Adeyemo (2nd, R) and other officials, during the ambassador's visit to Gov. Ajimobi in ibadan on Monday (19/6/17).
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Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State (4th, L); United States ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington (5th, L); Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Chief Alake Adeyemo (2nd, R) and other officials, during the ambassador's visit to Gov. Ajimobi in ibadan on Monday (19/6/17). 03362/19/6/2017/Timothy Adeog¬odiran/BJO/NAN

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has said that his country will continue to work towards the promotion of Nigeria’s unity.

Mr. Symington, who said this in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday, noted that in Nigeria’s unity lies the strength of the world’s most populous black nation.

The envoy, who led top officials of the embassy on a working visit to the office of the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, in Ibadan, said that the U.S. recognised the strategic importance of Nigeria in Africa.

A statement by Yomi Layinka, Mr. Ajimobi’s media aide, quoted the envoy as saying that the visit was in the furtherance of his country’s vision and mission to explore new frontiers of partnership for development with African countries, which, he said, informed his decision to tour every part of the country.

Mr. Symington called on the state government to work with the U.S. towards setting a new pace in socio-economic development, adding that Nigeria was loved all over the world, especially in the U.S. because of its unity.

“This visit is not just a courtesy call; it is in continuation of America’s vision and mission. We are looking forward to working with your state to set up a new pace in development,” the envoy said.

“We are happy to be here and I’m telling you that Nigeria as a country is loved by all Americans and even in the world for the sake of the unity the country upholds.”

“The U.S. recognises the strategic importance of Nigeria in Africa. We will continue to work towards the promotion of the unity of Nigeria, because that is where the strength of the country lies. The U.S. loves Nigeria because of its unity.”

Mr. Ajimobi had earlier sought the assistance of the U.S. government in his administration’s efforts at promoting human capital development and technical education in the state.

The governor also identified technical education as the missing link in the Nigeria’s curriculum, which, he said, was necessary for the country’s accelerated development.

The governor said that the state had potential that if put to good use, and with needed support from a developed economy like that of the U.S., could revamp the state’s economy.

“We want more foreign partners to support our industrialisation drive as we have established an industrial park as well as free trade zone, which would be the hub of commerce and source of employment generation for our teeming youth,” the governor said.


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  • Niger DELTA Arise!!!

    Niger DELTA Arise! • a few seconds ago

    Niger Deltans ARISE,
    The following are the reasons we MUST demand and actualize our Niger DELTA Republic without delay. All Northerners and non Biafrans (SS+SE) must leave ND before Oct1, 2017…And below are the reasons

    1. 85% of the oil wells of the Niger Delta have been fraudulently acquired by Notherners…and nobody is probing it
    2. Contaminated water, air and even on the farm land.
    3. Every food grown is contaminated with cancer causing toxins from pollution
    4. Fish and other aquatic animals several kilometers away from the sea shores are contaminated too
    5. There is oil pollution and spillage everywhere in the Niger Delta.
    6. Nobody is prosecuting the foreign oil companies and their officials and Nigerian collaborators
    7. Why is Buhari not borrowing to clean up and rebuild the Niger Delta BUT borrowing to rebuild the North East?
    8. Oil spillage is everywhere. Ogoni, Bodo, Bonny & Eket fields etc remain polluted

    The people of the Niger Delta continue to be neglected. Their ecosystem is contaminated with killer cancer causing toxins poured into our rivers by Nigeria’s oil exploration…The recent Transparency International report states that every Niger Deltan adult is not likely to live beyond 45yrs. Why? Because he will die of one cancer or the other. But the Nigerian govt is doing nothing to clean up the Niger Delta. Our rivers all have black sandy beaches with repulsive and choking smell from toxins. This is war against our people and the Nigerian govt does not care.

    Arise! Arise!! Arise!!! It is time to actualize our own Niger DELTA Republic as formerly declared on February 23, 1966 by Isaac Adaka Boro and his brave team.

  • SECESSION – Only Solution

    Below are the unmistakable BENEFITS benefits of disintegration/breakup/Secession

    There will be no more association with terrorism. The collective tag of terrorism will now be on only one country – Arewa Republic

    Prosperity, accelerated development with no hindrances whatsoever. The laggards will be in their own country, subject to their own laws – religious, extremist or whatever. But never again will they have to impede development of other peoples/nations.

    3. PEACE
    Peace, peace and peace shall rain. Church bombings will never occur again. We all know Christians neither bomb churches nor mosques

    The constitutions of emergent nations will include prescription of minimum education for presidential candidates to bar the unintelligent illiterates and academic inferiors from becoming president. High and equal standards will apply to all citizens – same cut off marks for admission to schools shall apply to all citizens irrespective of your ethnicity or religion. None will shamefully glory in the tag ‘educationally disadvantaged’

    People will be elevated to positions of authority according to their level of competence and not level of influence in a forest.

    Human rights will be respected. No peaceful protesters will be shot and killed. Protesters shall no more be buried in mass graves on presidential orders

    Corruption will be a thing of the past. Even when it occurs there shall be no blanket immunity to any ethnic group or persons or past friends of politicians.

    8. PROBITY
    Any persons or group of persons associated with terrorism or who have made inflammatory threats in time past or supported terror by way of utterances or otherwise, shall be barred from seeking public office.

    9. FREEDOM
    There shall be freedom of speech and association. Freedom to agitate, to protest without being shot and buried in mass graves like Buhari has been doing

    There shall be self reliance and confidence in the ability from within and not the omnipresent overly dependence on, and/or looking up to imperialist nations for direction.

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      Look at Eritrea and maybe number 10 applies to them only. The rest are non-starters.

    • Enemona

      Yes, of course. Your conclusions are backed by facts, especially for secceeding African countries, South Sudan comes readily to mind.

      Thank you so much for your superior logic, secceeding alone brings these benefits by default. The depth of your thinking is worthy of emulation. Little wonder you have so many followers who see others as animals in a zoo. Your intellectual superiority shines through in your well-crafted message.

      With this, one can only imagine what your newly-minted country would look like when you eventually decide to leave instead of wasting time making so much noise. We are tired of the noise, leave as soon as you can. Nigeria belongs to us all, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and others and we lay claim to living anywhere within in it but if a few of you who don’t understand this fact want to leave, please leave already and let us struggle to find solutions to our self-induced problems together, we will get there, sooner than later.

  • Enemona

    Someone is taking too much space in that photo.

    • Chinedu Godwin

      Promotion of nigeria unity how do take subject call English there my one niger

      • tundemash

        ????? Please read your statement to yourself and correct it.

      • Enemona

        Don’t understand? Seems your grammar is a little too advanced for me. Can you redact your comment for less ‘educated’ people like me?

  • FuzzyLogic

    Those pledging support for non-existent Nigeria’s unity are not doing Nigeria any favors. Actually they are prolonging the agony.

    • Chinedu Godwin

      U.s is coming wait and watch and see

      • tundemash

        Coming to do what specifically ?

        • Julius

          To give biafraudians their freedom !!

          • GOV11


          • Julius

            Ask any of them…they said it..lmaooo !. You know that they had a parade for him when he was elected. True !

  • Spyman29

    IPOB/MASSOB, be warned.

  • SAM .A

    I hope the Biafraud agitators hear this and realize that Nigeria unity is solidly supported by US . they should stop chasing shadow

    • Julius

      They now have the U S to blame for everything !!

    • Professional talkative

      Biafra will come to past Only in the dream, so let the Jews among Ibos keep on dreaming and wondering.

  • Sarah

    It appears the US is sending a clear signal to the deluded ones that think Trump support any call to break-up Nigeria.

    • obiora

      It is Obasanjo´s hand work.Leave Biafra alone the problem is Nigeria. Can you honestly prove to the World what Nigeria is. and can you die for Nigeria?.

    • Julius

      They are still waiting for Trump for a presidential official visit with the Marines to biafraud land where he will liberate them from Nigeria. Me self dey wait oo..lolz

      • GOV11


        • Julius

          Imagine what would happen in biafraud land if Trump should be impeached. OMG…there will be riot !. Delusional people !

          • Professional talkative

            They’re confuse people.

          • Julius

            Very confused. Like Trump gives a shit about them.

    • Höly Wähala

      @Maria… fraudster, go and mind your harloting business on Ayilara Street and quit chasing IPOB news. How does this now translate to message to any section of Nigeria? Well, it was your arewa customers who started with gragra they can’t back with action. How I wish they will make that mistake of attacking Ndigbo again in their arid beggers lives. Useless illiterates like you, social freeloader… jobless tramp!

      • Sarah

        Read the verbatim quote below again and if you still see no message, then goad Kanu on to lead your people to where Nzeogu and Ojukwu led their ancestors.
        Okponu eleriibu!!
        “We are happy to be here and I’m telling you that Nigeria as a country is loved by all Americans and even in the world for the sake of the unity the country upholds.”
        “The U.S. recognises the strategic importance of Nigeria in Africa. We will continue to work towards the promotion of the unity of Nigeria, because that is where the strength of the country lies. The U.S. loves Nigeria because of its unity.”

        • Höly Wähala

          Get Lost… jobless moron. I’m sure if Kim of North Korea fires a rocket into the Atlantic Ocean you wicked Yoropigs will celebrate it as shooting at Igbos. You have a collective psychosis about my people. Fetish criminals, dirty looking things… animals!

          • Professional talkative

            Ur generation are only known for insulting people. No matter what biafraud criminals would soon meet their ancestors like Ojukwu.

        • abu Saleh

          What on earth made you think you can ever have any form of reasonable discussion with -Holi wahala- ? I’m amazed.

  • Höly Wähala

    Yoropigs… food don done, see your bushman Governor smiling like a kid in a circus show just being in presence of white folks. Awon ara oko buruku… I expect pigs to run allover this meaningless diplomatic comment by the Americans. What did you expect, for the US to say they want Nigeria broken into pieces? Brainless animals, Yoropigs!

    • femirae

      oct 1 is almost here

  • Riot500000

    USA and BRITAIN are allies. Nothing scares an average white man more than an unarmed black man, and you can imagine the threat to him, of a possible emerging black African nation that can help African contries learn how to break away from mental and economic slavery. It is all about white man and HIS INTEREST. Nothing to do with benefits to nigeria. AFRICANS WILL REMAIN WHITE MAN’S SLAVES UNTIL THEY FIGURE OUT WHAT THE WHITE MAN IS MADE OF. NNAMDI KANU HAS FIGURED THEM OUT, AND THE AFRICAN IMBECILES LIKE BUHARI HAVE NOT. BIAFRANS DO NOT NEED HYPOCRITE, SELF SERVING COLONIAL MASTERS TO GAIN THEIR FREEDOM, AFTER ALL, THEY ARE THE ONES USING DUMB AFRICANS LIKE BUHARI TO KEEP AFRICAN DOWN. WOULD USA OR BRITAIN ALLOW A GOAT LIKE BUHARI TO BE THEIR PRESIDENT? NO! But imposed him on Nigerians, so, count your teeth with your tongues.

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      But Kanu in his 2014 interview was begging the U.S. to help him with his Biafra project. I am not sure if he really has figured this out because if he did, he would not be agitating for secession. A little common sense would help us in this situation don’t you think so?

      • Riot500000


        • Enemona

          The guy counters your opinion, in a civil and brilliant way and this is your best response? I thought you and your ilk are supposed to be the most intelligent, as portrayed in your long-winded comment. Just seek of phony people who come on here to display their ignorance.

          • Riot500000

            sharap. ZOO ANIMAL

          • Enemona

            Your comment, compared to mine, really just shows who the animal is. Animals are known by their acts, always barking.

        • Professional talkative

          This is what Jews among Ibos is good for.

  • rambler

    Pure nonsense. Why did the U.S. not remain united with Britain in 1776, but instead chose to go to war to fight for independence?

  • Otile

    Nibo Ifa Orunmila? Watch out, Oduafraudian unity beggars are going to find a lot of solace in this American ‘unity’ hope. Throughout this week there will be all kinds of festivities in all the major ilu Yoruba because the US ambassador has given them hope of unity with Great Biafra. But awon omo Odua must understand that it takes two to tango. The French people have a saying that a woman convinced against her will is not convinced at all.

  • princegab

    America to help us to unite? That’s to say our suffering is only about to start. Useless news.

  • Höly Wähala

    Your lazy yoro papa is the criminal parasiting from the SS oil wealth… Go and learn how to farm cocoa, Nigeria has ended. Dirty bastard, stinking yoropig. Animal!

    • Professional talkative

      ur brothers engaged in criminalities because they want to own business. More again, ur brainless brothers want biafraud because of as oil. Thieves are the same everywhere, anytime.