Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Uzoma Emenike congratulated United Airlines at its flags off its inaugural flight.
Dr. Emenike who declared open the operations of United Airlines to Nigeria at the Washington Dulles Airport on Monday said, “Let me start by first saying a big heartfelt congratulations to United Airlines. Also, I would like to thank the Government of the United States of America and its Department of Transportation for supporting the plan in providing this laudable service.
He said, “Today’s event lay credence and indeed is a testament to the recognition of the dynamic relation between Nigeria and the United States of America.
“I feel deeply honoured and privileged to have been invited. May I state that Nigeria and U.S relation is growing stronger and stronger, covering all aspects ranging from economic and defence cooperation to good governance, just to mention a few?
“Our partnership is a strategic one. Obviously, tourism is in that mix as today’s event captures and reflects that. Indeed, one must point out that this is a significant milestone.”
It was gathered that the flight took off from Washington Dulles Airport and landed at Murtala Mohammed International Airport.