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US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken Meets President Bola Tinubu, Expresses Willingness to Help Drive Nigeria’s Tech Revolution

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US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has arrived Nigeria on Official visit.
Mr. Blinken arrived at the State House, Abuja at about 7pm Nigerian time on Tuesday, and was received by Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, before going into a meeting with the Nigerian delegation headed by President Bola Tinubu.

In his remarks, the US Secretary of State said that the United States is committed to strengthening genuine partnerships on the continent, to solve shared challenges, and also to deliver on the promise and aspirations of the people.

He pointed out challenges that needed to be surmounted to unlock full potentials, adding that tackling corruption will make it easier for foreign companies to repatriate capital and attract foreign direct investment.

Bliken disclosed that American companies are eager to partner with and invest in Nigeria’s economy, particularly in the tech sector.

He expressed the willingness of the US to work in partnership to help drive Nigeria’s technological revolution, which he noted would create jobs and attract more benefits to both countries.

“The United States is committed to strengthening genuine partnerships on the continent, to solve shared challenges, and also to deliver on the promise and the fundamental aspirations of our peoples.

“Nigeria, as Africa’s largest country, largest economy, largest democracy is essential to that effort. And we are doing a lot of work together already. To drive a positive direction. We’re driving climate action.

“As partners in the global nothing coalition we’re pushing for permanent representation crafting voices, the UN Security Council in other international organizations that need to reflect the realities of today, not just the day that they were created, many many years ago.

“We’re working in collaborating to support the development and use of artificial intelligence for good with 30 other Atlantic countries. We’re driving blue economic development, environmental protection, science and technology exchange, through a new partnership for learning cooperation.

“This is a place of extraordinary innovation, extraordinary dynamism. I’ve had the opportunity to visit many times over over the years. I’ve seen that each and every time and I expect to see more of that latest tomorrow. American entrepreneurs, American companies are eager to partner with and invest in Nigeria’s economy, particularly in the tech sector.

“We have tech giants that are teamed up with Nigerian partners to help me president’s news 1 million digital Jobs Initiative other companies are part of work laying undersea cables, using satellite technology to expand access to the internet.

“Our tech incubators are fostering Nigeria’s next startups. Our venture capital companies are working to finance so we want to work in partnership to help drive Nigeria’s technological revolution, which is creating jobs. It’s growing businesses, and it’s growing innovations in both of our countries.

“Because one of the things we’ve learned from these partnerships is that it benefits us as much as any place or any company that we’re investing,” Bliken said.

The key priorities of Blinken’s visit to Africa is to bolster security partnerships and enhance health and economic development in the West Africa region.

Nigeria is the third country he is visiting on his Africa tour aimed at building better bilateral relations and partnership with the African Continent.

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