The Embassy of the United States of America disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday following the arrival of the aircraft
Browsing: Mary Beth Leonard
He made this known at a virtual event, attended by a number of distinguished personalities including diplomats such as the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, marking the World Albinism Day themed: “Strength Beyond All Odds”, on Sunday, 13th of June, 2021.
Leonard said this on Thursday at the commemoration of the Student Visa Day organised by the US Mission in Abuja.
The teams also exchanged views on key issues such as security, health, education, economic development and the COVID-19 response, and to review US assistance activities in the two states.
The partnership promises to improve the livelihoods of smallholder rice farmers in the country, whose success is crucial to feeding a burgeoning population. Rice is a major staple in Nigeria, but production and supply in Kebbi State, a major producer of rice, has suffered a setback because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the MOU, the United States through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), will provide technical assistance to the NLNG-led Bonny Island Malaria Elimination Project. The partnership seeks to bring malaria deaths to zero in the community of 300,000 and make the island Nigeria’s first malaria-free zone.
The US Government spoke on the issue through its Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, on Wednesday
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, at a teleconference with journalists, said: “I think Nigeria is really to be commended for the incredible mobilisation that it has done with its resources in order to fight against COVID-19.
The United States Government has given the Nigerian Government conditions under which the recent visa policy, affecting six countries, Nigeria inclusive, could be reviewed.
Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, new US Ambassador to Nigeria has pledged to leverage US diplomacy, foreign assistance, and the private sector to partner with Nigeria to expand economic growth, increase security, and counter corruption.