The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, on Wednesday disclosed plans by his government to support Nigeria in ensuring maritime security and safety.
Entwistle said in Lagos at the opening ceremony of “OBANGAME EXPRESS 2014 Exercise” that the US was prepared to support the Federal Government’s effort at increasing security along its maritime borders.
“The US remains absolutely committed to collaborating with and supporting Nigeria in its ongoing efforts to increase maritime safety and security in the region.
“The US has a very strong relationship with the Nigeria Navy. We deeply appreciate the role of the Nigerian Navy in bringing nations of the Gulf of Guinea together to work effectively.
“I trust that OBANGAME EXPRESS 2014 will further develop and hone your own maritime strategy.
“We, therefore, remain a committed friend and partner of the Nigeria Navy. We look forward to working with you in order to enable a stable, secure and peaceful Gulf of Guinea,” he said.
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