A United states envoy statistics reveal that 300,000 Nigerians are currently living in different parts of the U.S. Outgoing Deputy Consul-General of the United States in Lagos, Ms. Dehab Ghebreab, disclosed this on Monday in Lagos.
Ghebreab, said that the number of Nigerians in America was increasing, and that about 30,000 Americans were living in different parts of Nigeria.
According to the U.S envoy, It has been estimated that there are currently about 300,000 Nigerians working, studying or doing business in different states of America.
Ghebreab noted that after decades of mutual partnership between Nigeria and the U.S., their relationship had grown favourably within the last five years, and there is a growing increase in the people-to-people relationship between Nigeria and the United States today.
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According to her, both countries will continue to have closer ties in the near future, and the U.S. government would continue to promote people-to-people relationships between Nigerians and the Americans, to further enhance areas of partnerships between the two countries.
The deputy consul-general expressed her government’s commitment to strengthening its partnership, as well as facilitating trade and investment with Nigeria in the years ahead.
Ghebreab, who also commended the contributions of Nigerian and American citizens to both countries’ socioeconomic development, announced her government’s plan to facilitate the investments of U.S. companies in Nigeria.
Hear her; “The United States and Nigeria’s relationship has been going on for decades, and it has always been a very strong relationship. Both countries will continue to address issues of mutual interest between them. This is what friends and partners do.”
Meanwhile, reactions to the recent Brexit referendum has shown that the British exit from the EU will not in any way affect Nigerians living, (working, studying or doing businesses) in the UK. Various opinions have been made on this decision and its implications on Nigerians living in the UK.