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Cablegate: Nigeria: Soft Target Vulnerability Response

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ABUJA 000942

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


DEPT FOR DS/DSS/OSAC, DS/IP, DS/IP/AF, AND CA/OCS
LAGOS FOR CG, RSO, AND CONS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC CASC KSAC PTER NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: SOFT TARGET VULNERABILITY RESPONSE


REF: STATE 133022


1. (SBU) Although Abuja is the capital city, Nigeria's OSAC
Country Council is located in Lagos, the country's main
commercial center. Therefore, RSO Lagos will convene the
requisite meeting and report results septel. However, due to
significant private sector participation in the week-long
events surrounding the May 29, 2003 Presidential inauguration,
Consulate Lagos may not be able to convene an OSAC country
council prior to the Department's deadline.


2. (SBU) In addition to convening the OSAC Country Council at
the earliest opportunity, the Ambassador will host a meeting
to discuss security issues with the Managing Directors of the
major American oil sector companies in the very near future.
This meeting in Lagos will include representatives from the
following Embassy and Consulate sections: POL, RSO, RAO, DAO,
ECON, and CONS. Results will be reported septel.


JETER

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