Nigeria: This past week, US were honoured to host two important visitors from Jigawa State. On August 31, Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Dutse (FUD), Professor Abdulkarim Sabo Mohammed, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Counselor for Public Affairs, Adnan Siddiqi to establish a Window on America at FUD’s main library.
The Window will serve as a resource center to learn about the United States and place where scholars can do research. A few days later, on September 6, the Emir of Dutse, H.E. Nuhu Mohammad Sanusi met with us and with Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Greene. The Emir spoke about his memorable experience as an Ohio University student in the late 1960’s, and pledged his support for the new Window at FUD. He also expressed interest in our Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) projects.
They are super excited to introduce our new Deputy Chief of Mission, David Greene, who has arrived in Abuja and assumed duties in the Embassy. David looks forward to meeting many of you while he explores this diverse and amazing country. His official bio shows the wide range of diplomatic experience he brings. He also loves to travel, try new cuisine, and watch the New York Yankees.
“Financial institutions are leaders in the technical revolution happening in Nigeria and they bear a responsibility to ensure tomorrow’s financial system remains stable, reliable, and safe for consumers and institutions,” said U.S. Consul General Will Stevens at a seminar hosted by United States Commercial Service Nigeria in partnership with SAS Software .
The seminar, which was attended by cyber security professionals in the Nigerian banking, telecoms, and FinTech sectors, helped connect these professionals to the opportunities and services provided by the American software company SAS.