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Full Text of Hillary Clinton’s Speech in Abuja Town Hall Meeting

“No matter how much President Obama and I want this future for you, it will be up to you to decide whether it happens or not. You are the ones with both the opportunity and the responsibility. But I want you to know, as you walk this path to a stronger democracy that produces results for your people to lift the development of Nigeria up, that you will have us by your side”. Hillary Clinton

Well, I am absolutely delighted to be here. I’m very grateful to TMG and all of the partners who helped to organize this event. I apologize for keeping you waiting. I’ve had such an extraordinary schedule of meetings today, and I just finished a very interesting and important dialogue with leaders of both the Muslim and Christian communities. And I had to listen to everyone, because everyone had something very important to say. Continue reading


7 Point Agenda: CSOs advice President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.

With a terrific turnout of 100 individual votes from across the country, civil society organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria have now made their choice: “Infrastructure particularly Electricity and Transportation” has been polled as the top agenda the Federal Government of Nigeria should focus on in the implementation of its 7 point agenda.

Capturing 95% of the total polls, President Umaru Musa Yar’adua is now being advised to prioritize his seven point agenda with Infrastructure particularly Electricity and Transportation as the top priority. Human Capital – investments in health, education and training and Niger Delta regional development had very strong showings too with 57% and 34% respectively.

“As the Umaru Musa Yar’adua administration concludes its 2nd year and looks forward to the next two years, it is particularly important that it prioritizes its development agenda for Nigeria as encapsulated in the 7 point agenda” Continue reading