The future of Nigeria belongs to Nigerians —US Envoy

THE outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. James Entwistle, on Thursday night said that it was important for Nigerians to know that the future of their country belonged to them all.

Entwistle, who made the observation at the celebration of the 240th Independence Anniversary of the U.S. in Lagos, said that the future of Nigeria depended on brave men and women to change the world.

“The United States has maintained a robust engagement with Nigeria for many years and our partnership with Nigeria runs deep.

“The future of Nigeria belongs to the people of Nigeria. More specifically, it belongs to Nigerian heroes, who are brave enough to believe they can change the world,” he said.

The Envoy added that his government would continue to stand with every Nigerian that strongly believed that Nigeria could be healthier, safer and become more prosperous in the years ahead.