Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nigeria: US collaborating with Nigeria on Mar 28 elections

Chairman Senate Committee on Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, has said the visit of   US congressman, Stephen Lynch, shows that the United States is interested in Nigeria holding credible elections and urged for further collaboration and cooperation.

Just as the the United States has begun a review of its security in its embassies  following the new threat posed by the alleged alliance between Boko Haram terrorists and those fighting to propagate an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

US congressman, Stephen Lynch, made this known when he met with Senator Bukola Saraki at the National Assembly to on a way to work together to bring an end to the activities of Boko Haram.

According to Saraki “It further shows the interest that the world and particularly, the United States, has in Nigeria and the need for further collaboration.

“Like he said, he is here in Nigeria to see how the world is focusing concern in some of our challenges in the area of security and their cooperation and we appreciate that. “

“ particularly, we appreciate the United States in the security support they have given even in the electoral processes to ensure that we have credible elections.

hink the key thing is that we must see that the world is looking at us and that we have a key role to play. We must ensure that we have live up to that standard. For us, it is just to emphasise that they are interested in Nigeria and we appreciate that and I think that is the point of their visit here.”

Lynch said he is in Nigeria to meet with United States security and counter terrorism personnel and Nigeria leaders to review embassy security following recent bombings in Maiduguri and Boko Haram’s pledge to join forces with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


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