The United States of America has spoken on Nigeria being the giant of Africa.
Speaking through its Consul General, Mr. F. John Bray, the United States said its continued support for Nigeria’s democratic process is rooted in its conviction that the country “is key to Africa’s prosperity and stability.”
Bray said it is the belief of the US that “if it does not happen in Nigeria, it does not happen anywhere” on the African continent.
“If Nigeria waivers, everyone else will waiver,” Bray said.
The US Consul General stated this on Tuesday in his remarks during the public presentation of “Know Your Rights Nigeria,” a user-friendly mobile application detailing the fundamental rights of Nigerians in English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo languages.
The application was designed by a group, Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative and “funded through a public diplomacy grant from the US Consulate General in Lagos.”
“These inputs on human rights is a natural outgrowth of our natural values as Americans,” the envoy said.
The event was held at the US Consulate General, Victoria Island, Lagos, and had the presence of a former minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, singer, Simisola Ogunleye, and actor, Yomi Fabiyi.