Johnnie Carson, a Senior Advisor at the United States Institute for Peace, says the global body recognises the work the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed is doing for Nigeria.
The former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs said this on Saturday when the minister paid official visit to the institute in Washington.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports thant the minister is in the U.S. to engage with various global media outlets, global think- tanks and influencers.
NAN reports that the engagement is to enable the minister put across the correct narratives about what is happening in Nigeria, showcase government achievements and present challenges facing the country.
Carson, a diplomat from the U.S. who had served as his country’s Ambassador to several African nations said the engagement with the minister was frank and fruitful.
“It is my great pleasure to have Mr Lai Mohammed here because we recognise the work he is doing in Nigeria.
“His visit is a great opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas on a broad
number of issues.
We had a very good and productive conversation about a number of social, economic and security issues relating to Nigeria.
“It was a broad, full and frank exchange of views and friendly one as well.”
Corroborating Carson’s position, the minister said they had frank and mutually beneficial discussions.
“Meeting a legend like the ambassador is one of the highlight of my visit here today