By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Ahead of the 2019 general elections in the country, all attention the world over are currently fixated on Nigeria.
The Ambassador of the United States of America to Nigeria, .His Excellency Stuart Symington expressed this when speaking at the 2018 Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Press Freedom Awards and Dinner at the Abuja Sheraton Hotels and Towers on Saturday.
“There is no one on earth today that does not pay attention to Nigeria, from now till the end of the 2019 election,” he said.
The Ambassador said that in view if Nigeria’s estimated population of about 190m people, anything that affects it is if great concern to other nations of the earth.
” There is no other place on earth where the two main religions are joined closely together like Nigeria,” he said.
Symington said that there are several good tidings from Nigeria which adds to the attraction it receives.
“All across Nigeria, in every state, there is a positive story. I hope that I will see more of those stories being published by the media.
“I pray that the world would be better by your contributions as journalists everyday,” he charged.
He told Nigerian journalists that they have a crucial role to play in ensuring the unity, stability and development of Nigeria, as well as contributing to an enduring democratic practice.