The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen, has urged the United States Government to assist Nigeria in tackling insecurity and corruption.
Mr Abbas made the call in Abuja on Tuesday when a delegation from the US Embassy in Nigeria, led by the Chargé d’Affaires, David Greene, visited him.
As contained in a statement by his media aide, Musa Abdullahi-Krishi, the Speaker said the failure of Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world, could have a global impact.
Mr Abbas described the US as the “strongest economic partner of Nigeria for a very long time.”
He also said Nigeria is one of the few countries in Africa that have adopted the American style of democracy, noting that Nigeria-America’s relationship is strategic.
“It may interest you to know that in furtherance of our resolve to deepen democracy within the 10th National Assembly, we saw it expedient at the beginning of our inauguration to come up with parliamentary friendship groups, of which America happens to be the number one country that we identified that our legislators need to actually partner and collaborate with so that we can share ideas and learn from each other,” the speaker said.