25 October 2012

Nigeria: U.S. to Invest in Cross River Solid Minerals

Calabar — United States of American Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCutley has said that his country is interested in investing resources to develop the solid minerals sector in Cross River State, just as he has confirmed that they would participate in this year's carnival in Calabar.

Speaking with journalists, Ambassador McCutley said the state has many natural resources which his country and other investors in America could exploit in commercial quantity.

The envoy also confirmed that to set the pace for this investment, the US Consul General in Lagos, Jeffrey Hawkins, would visit the state soon for a fact-finding mission.

"When the Consul General visits Cross River State shortly to find out more about these resources and their potentials, it would help open up vista of opportunities and partnership between our two governments", he said.

Also speaking, the Counsellor for Economic Affairs, Douglas Climan said he would soon transmit to the US's Foreign Commercial Office the investment opportunities available in Cross River State's solid minerals sector for necessary actions.

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