Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hillary Clinton visiting Nigeria next month

The U.S. Secretary of State and former First Lady, Hillary Clinton will be visiting Nigeria in August according to a letter of notification received by the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Ministry from the U.S. State Department.

Hillary Clinton is expected to meet with President Umaru Yar'Adua and discuss issues affecting both countries. Particularly the Niger Delta crisis in Nigeria.

U.S. import of crude oil from Nigeria is on the rise with Nigeria recording a 16.2 percent increase in its crude oil export to the U.S. last year.

A source from the foreign ministry made this statement: "The U.S. government is keen about a speedy resolution of the Niger Delta crisis because Nigeria is a key source of crude oil  for the U.S. This is why it is top of the agenda."

Other issues that Hillary Clinton will be discussing with Yar'Adua are corruption and electoral reforms in Nigeria.

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