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US: Nigeria To Be Among Top 10 Global Economies

Posted: Mar 31, 2016 at 6:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The United States has said that Nigeria’s estimated middle class of 50 million people will help grow the country into one of the top-ten global economies by 2050. It, however, expressed doubts that much of the billions of dollars looted from Nigeria in the last decade would be recovered.

The US Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Linda Thomas- Greenfield, stated this in Washington ahead of the meeting of the US-Nigeria Bi-National Commission, which took place yesterday.

Thomas-Greenfield stressed the importance of Nigeria to the world when she said: “These statistics paint the picture of a country with enormous potential and opportunities ahead of it, yet daunting challenges it must tackle in order to succeed.