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 Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari


7/21/2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew met today with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, part of the President’s first official visit to the United States since assuming office.

The Secretary underscored the importance of the recent steps taken by the Nigerian government to increase transparency in the oil and gas sector and to combat corruption.  Secretary Lew discussed the importance of implementing key reforms to tackle Nigeria’s pressing economic challenges and support economic growth.  Secretary Lew also highlighted ways in which the U.S. Treasury Department could support Nigeria’s economic reform program.

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