The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, received a delegation of the United States diplomatic missions in Nigeria, led by the Chargé d’affaires, David Greene, at the Senate.
The visit was aimed at congratulating Akpabio on his election as the Senate President and exploring ways to work together for the collective good of the Nigerian people.
Akpabio expressed his appreciation for the visit and called for deeper collaboration between Nigeria and the United States on various issues of mutual interest.
He noted the role of the United States in entrenching democracy and democratic values across the world, acknowledging that this task sometimes required Americans to pay the ultimate price. He urged the American government not to tire in its role as big brother because the world needs a guiding hand from its oldest democracy.
“I am a believer in the American democracy and I ask that you continue to offer assistance to Nigeria and other countries as we walk our way up the ladder of democracy,” he said.
Greene commended Akpabio for his leadership and vision for the Senate and the country. He said his team was seeking collaborative efforts with the Nigerian Senate on multiple fronts, such as security, trade, health, education, and human rights. He assured Akpabio of the continued support and partnership of the United States in advancing the democratic and developmental aspirations of Nigeria.
The visit ended with exchange of souvenirs by the host and the visitors.
Disclosing this on his X handle on Wednesday, Akpabio wrote, “Yesterday, a delegation of the American diplomatic missions in Nigeria led by the Chargé d’affaires, David Greene, paid me a courtesy visit at the Senate.
“Our engagements centered largely around deepening collaborations between our countries on multiple fronts.”