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What US ambas­sador told Niger­ian youths

Ambas­sador Stu­art Syming­ton at UI.
It was an occa­sion to mark the 48th annu­al Earth Day cel­e­brat­ed April 22, year­ly.

TheUS Ambas­sador to Nige­ria, William Stu­art Syming­ton, was at Tren­chard Hall, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, on April 16, where a youth­ful audi­ence, along­side aca­d­e­mics and the ambassador’s entourage had gath­ered to hear him deliv­er his “Earth Day Speech.”

“How much dif­fer­ence can each of you make?” was the first ques­tion that the US ambas­sador put forth. “What do you love most about Nige­ria?” was the sec­ond.
Where­as most of the audi­ence answered the lat­ter ques­tion cit­ing things that they loved about the peo­ple, Ambas­sador Syming­ton had this to say: “The most impor­tant about a coun­try is the peo­ple; but with­out the coun­try (the land mass called ‘Nige­ria’), there would be no ‘Nige­ri­ans’
“So, Nige­ri­ans in this room should say, ‘what can I do…

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