America’s Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson has unveiled the positive-plans of the United States (US) Government towards Nigeria’s upcoming 2019 general elections.
Tillerson, while giving updates on his trip to Africa within the week, said the US had perceived the issues arising in Nigeria and wants to show concern.
He also disclosed that the US knows that Nigeria will become the Third most populated country in the world by 2050 and has decided to work with Nigerian Government to curb issues the country is contending with.
Tillerson said, “As we look at the 2019 elections, obviously Nigeria, though it’s not this year – it’s going to be next year – that really is a major priority focus, because that’s going to be the third most populous country in the world by 2050.
“It has really very complex political issues and ethnic and tribal issues and security issues. And that’s an area that we really are focusing on how to do a peaceful transition, a democratic transition, but more important is how to hold governments accountable to the people.”
A source also disclosed that the US Secretary of state will visit Nigeria on Tuesday March 6, 2018.
Aside other issues in Nigeria, the Nigerian Senate new bill which states that ‘Hate speech offenders will die by hanging,’ has raised condemnations from concerned Nigerians against the All Progressives-led Federal Government.