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U.S – Nigerian military partnership to boost private investment – Envoy

The United States Deputy Chief of Mission, Kathleen FitzGibbon, has expressed the hope that the U.S-Nigerian military partnership will boost private investment in the country.

She made this known last week when she hosted Nevada-based Sierra Nevada Corporation, SNC, in Abuja during the inauguration of the SNC office in the nation’s capital.

The SNC is a recognized U.S. defense contractor and the first to establish a permanent presence in Nigeria.

The establishment of a permanent presence in Nigeria is to build upon the delivery of the A-29 Super Tucanos. 

The aerospace firm modified 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack combat aircraft delivered to the Nigerian Air Force in July 2021.

FitzGibbon congratulated the SNC for the dedication it showed to Nigeria, both through its recently established presence and existing programs in the country, and reassured of the U.S. government’s dedication to security in Nigeria.

“For decades, our countries have maintained a strong and mutually beneficial security partnership.  The A-29 program is symbolic of this partnership to strengthen civilian protection,” she said.

SNC Senior Vice President Ed Topps stated that the, “SNC is proud to help improve the security of the Nigerian people through the A-29 Super Tucano program. The airplane is performing above expectations, thanks to the professionalism of NAF pilots and maintainers.”

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