The United States of America has said it would fight side-by-side with Nigeria in the war against the Islamist terrorists, Boko Haram.
US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, said this at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on the Safe Schools Initiative, SSI, in Abuja, yesterday.
“We have said this directly to Mr. President and to others that the United States will stand with Nigeria in the fight against terror and we stand ready to help in every possible way. The terrorists try to keep children out of school. This is unacceptable and we won’t stand by and let that happen. We can’t give up.” The US diplomat said.
According to him, the United States had been involved in the education of children in Nigeria for a very long time and took it very seriously as a means of developing Nigeria.
“Nigerian children who have been affected by the insurgency do not also need to see their hopes for education sacrificed.” He added.