U.S. wants Nigeria to take economic leadership in Africa

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The United States government has expressed the expectation of Nigeria to lead the African continent into economic advancement.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Jay Williams, stated this in a video-conferencing held with Nigeria’s business community yesterday, as a background to the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, which will be part of the Summit.

Participants from the business community in Nigeria were drawn from the microfinance, small business and agricultural sectors.

Source: The Guardian Nigeria (link opens in a new window)

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