The United States Embassy in Abuja is to spend about $119m to expand its office structure to accommodate about 12 agencies. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Terrence McCulley, said this in his welcome address at the ground breaking ceremony in Abuja. He said the project was intended to reduce the over-crowding of the mission’s offices, as well as to bring together US agencies in Abuja to enable them to work as a team. He explained that the project would make provision for 7,500 square metres of office space, Marine Security Guard quarters, a swimming pool and recreation building, and a five-level garage, plus additional parking areas. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru, said committing such a huge sum to the project signified the commitment of the US to its bilateral and multilateral relationships with Nigeria.
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