After Meeting With Tinubu, US Secretary Blinken Arrives in Lagos, Photos Emerge

Jan 24, 2024 | Entertainment, News

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  • The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, landed in Lagos state on Wednesday evening, January 24
  • He was received by Governor Sanwo-Olu and other top officials at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Sanwo-Olu confirmed the development in a post shared on his X account (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday night

Ikeja, Lagos state – Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state on Wednesday night, January 24, received the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, at the Presidential Wing, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

Anthony Blinken, US, Lagos state, Abuja, Tinubu, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Blinken meets with Sanwo-Olu in Lagos.
Photo credit: @jidesanwoolu
Source: Twitter

Sanwo-Olu made this known in a post shared on his X account, accompanied by pictures.

According to the governor, Blinken’s recognition of Lagos as a tech hub was “great to hear as we stand proud as a breeding ground for innovative success”.

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Sanwo-Olu tweeted:

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“It was a pleasure to welcome the United States Secretary of State, Mr. Anthony Blinken, to Lagos while transiting at the Presidential Wing, Murtala Muhammed International Airport. We are always open to strengthening diplomatic ties and discussing shared interests for a brighter future.

“His recent words recognising Lagos’s well-deserved reputation as a tech and innovation hub were great to hear as we stand proud as a breeding ground for innovative success.

“Our city remains open to fostering international partnerships that contribute to our collective progress.”

This comes after Blinken arrived at the Presidential Villa for an official visit to President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, January 23.

The Secretary of State is in Nigeria as part of his tour to the West African sub-region, Channels TV reported.

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Sanwo-Olu bans use of plastic takeaways in Lagos

In another development, Legit.ng reported earlier that Governor Sanwo-Olu has banned the use of Styrofoam and other single-use plastics over environmental concerns.

The government made the announcement through the state’s commissioner for environment and water resources, Tokunbo Wahab, on Sunday, January 21.

In a tweet on Sunday, Wahab said the ban was necessary because of the growing menace of single-use plastics, particularly the non-biodegradable Styrofoam.

Army arrests soldier who criticised Sanwo-Olu in viral video

In another report, the Chief of the Army staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, announced that the soldier in a viral video criticising Governor Sanwo-Olu had been arrested.

General Lagbaja said the soldier’s action in the viral video does not represent the view of the Nigerian army, thus causing his arrest.

The soldier was seen in the viral video criticising Governor Sanwo-Olu for ordering the arrest of his colleague, who drove against traffic law in the state.

Source: Legit.ng



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