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US, Nigeria Bilateral Trade Hits $48 Billion In 2013 -Amb. Adefuye

Amb Adefuye, Nigeria's ambassador to the United States

By Our Correspondent

Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Professor Ade Adefuye says that the bilateral trade between Nigeria and US rose from about $18 billion in 2010 to $48 billion in 2013.

Amb Adefuye, Nigeria's ambassador to the United States

Amb Adefuye, Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States

The feat, according to him was sequel to the remarkable improvements in US-Nigeria relations.

Adefuye disclosed this during an interactive session with House Committee on Diaspora chaired by Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The Envoy who could not provide data of the actual number of Nigerians living in the US, however noted that the population of Nigerian citizens living in the USA is more than half of many African nations.

He further said that the number Nigerian citizens who migrated to the US with valid travelling documents is one-third lesser than those who migrated without valid travelling documents.

He further noted that the US removed so many restrictions placed on Nigerian citizens who had already migrated to the States in the last five years.

In her address, chairperson, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stressed the need for the establishment of Disapora commission that would help in national planning.

She noted that the interaction was aimed at soliciting the assistance of the envoy in the efforts by the Committee to help in the drive to establish a Nigeria-US Diaspora Population Commission.

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