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