Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States Prof. Ade Adefuye on Monday in Abuja said that the Nigeria–US Bi-National Commission had become a model for partnership with other countries.
Adefuye who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria against the backdrop of Hilary Clinton’s scheduled visit to Nigeria on August 9, said that Canada, Germany and other countries were using the model to partner with Nigeria on developmental programmes.
He said that the BNC, established in 2010, had been “very successful and it has been a model.
“It is working well that Canada has conducted its agreement with us based on the US model and the Germans are doing a similar one with us now.”
NAN reports that the BNC covers four working areas, including Good Governance, Transparency and Integrity Working Group and the Niger Delta and Regional Security Cooperation Working Group.
Others are the Energy and Investment Working Group and the Food Security and Agriculture Working Group.
According to him, bilateral relations between both countries remains strong, contrary to rumours that it is on the decline.
Adefuye noted that the four working groups of the BNC had achieved remarkable success since the inception of the commission