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Cablegate: Nigeria: Obasanjo Grateful for U.S. Support On

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UNCLAS ABUJA 000652

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MASS MOPS NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: OBASANJO GRATEFUL FOR U.S. SUPPORT ON
IKEJA TRAGEDY


1. (U) Due to President Obasanjo's heavy schedule
prior to his February 26 early morning departure
(0530) for the Commonwealth Meeting in Australia,
Ambassador Jeter was unable to personally deliver
President Bush's letter announcing EOD assistance
with the clean-up in the aftermath of the Ikeja
cantonment explosion.


2. (U) The Ambassador did, however, deliver the letter
to Chief of Protocol Coker who promised to give it to
Obasanjo at the earliest possible moment. Later that
evening, the Ambassador received a phone call from
President Obasanjo's Political Advisor stating that
the President had seen the letter and wished to
express his deep gratitude for American support.


JETER

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