The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, has urged the Government of Nigeria to treat Nigerians equally, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.
This, he said, would ensure peace and unity in the nation.
Mr Symington said this when he was hosted at a dinner in Benin City by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
The Ambassador was in Benin City for an exhibition of photographs by Chief S.O. Alonge, a photographer of the Royal Court of Benin, organised by the United States Diplomatic Mission and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, at the National Museum, Benin City, Edo State.
He stated that the Nigerian government had work to do in carving a positive narrative for the country.
He urged the government to give priority to the administration of justice, girl-child education and delivery of good governance.
He added that there was need to embrace everyone, regardless of their ethnic affiliations.