Friday, June 21, 2013

United States Assistant Secretary of State Visits Governor Amaechi

Could this be a form of endorsement from the United States for embattled Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi?

US Assistant Secretary of State visits Amaechi

The United States of America Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilisation Operations, Mr  Rick Barton, on Wednesday, led a delegation of U.S. diplomats on a courtesy visit to the Rivers State governor, Rt. Honourable Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, at Government House, Port Harcourt.  

Also in the delegation was the Director of Africa Operations, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilisation Operations, Mr Neal Kringel and the Consular-General of the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, Jeffrey Hawkins.
Mr Barton told Governor Amaechi that they were in the state to find possible ways to assist the state government in any conflict situation.

 He highlighted the good relations between the United States of America and Nigeria and commended Governor Amaechi for his work in Rivers State and his ability to resolve problems.

 “Thank you Mr Governor, it’s a great pleasure to be here with you. We have had the chance to savour your hospitality and to enjoy your state for the last 24 hours and it’s been a great pleasure. We’ve had the chance to drive out to the countryside and to visit with some of your constituents and to get a feeling of what you and your cabinet are doing here in the state to advance the confidence of the public and the state of the cordial life of your citizens,” he said.

Source: The Tribune

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