Exclusive Interview At Wazobia FM 95.1 With LOLO 1 & U.S. Ambassador To Nigeria (James F. Entwistle)
Sources reveal that the United States of America Ambassador to Nigeria (Ambassador James F. Entwistle) paid a special visit to Wazobia FM on the 30th of January, 2014 between the hours of 1pm and 2pm for an Exclusive Interview with LOLO 1 & crew on #OgaMadamOffice Show at Wazobia FM in Lagos, Nigeria.
Here is the detailed interview between the Ambassador and LOLO 1 and Crew of Wazobia FM
He was the American Ambassador to Congo for three (3) years to Congo before he was transferred to Nigeria. He referred Nigeria to be a big beautiful country with wonderful people and great resources and also said Nigeria and America has a great partnership in areas like Education, Health etc.
Q. Wetin be this talk about LGBT or same sex marriage and your government’s decision to restrict aids to Nigeria?
He said American Government is not against Nigerian resisting the same sex marriage but they are against the Nigerian Government restricting the rights of the people from association and of speech. According to him the same sex marriage is legal in some states and illegal in other states. And also discouraged the “act of violence” and intolerance against “LGBT” or “Same Sex Marriage” and also encourage people to read the bill on “the same sex marriage”
Q. Many people dey complain say U.S. government no dey give them visa to many people, wetin we do? No be our money we dey go spend when you give us?
The number of people from Nigeria travelling to America has increased over 45% in the last one (1) year. Even the embassies at Lagos and Abuja, people don’t wait long to get their visas to America if they are qualified for the visas and he also assured that every Nigerian who comes to apply for visa will be treated with respect whether they get the visa or not.
Q. Wetin U.S. go do for Nigeria next year to ensure free, fair elections wey go give us good leaders to rule us?
He assured us that America does not have any candidate in mind and also he said that the only thing that will make America citizens happy is that the election should be transparent and credible. They are willing to support to enable Nigerian vote the right person into power that will help Nigeria to grow in positive ways. And Nigerians should vote for the right and good persons.
Q. Niger Delta youths – wetin U.S. government dey do to help us bring peace and stability to the region?
He said the US Government is working with the Golf of Guinea States to help them respond to maritime crime in the world and also ensure that criminals and thieves are not on the sea and land to cause damage or destroy the lives and properties of the people of the Niger Delta and Nigeria, and also working with Youths of the Niger Delta to fight this level of crime and involving them in programs to help achieve a better future for them, their families and Nigeria.
He finally added this to the discussion YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative) – It’s one of the program that the American Government is putting together for young youths, to prepare them for their future because they are the leaders of tomorrow which was designed by President Obama. A lot of young youth are applying already and over 15,000 youths from Nigeria has applied. The next entry will be next year.
Side Attractions: The Ambassador danced to Nigerian songs and exchange words in pidgin with the presenter LOLO 1, Igos and crew. Below are the pictures from Wazobia FM Studio, Lagos.