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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Barack Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Attend the 50th Anniversary Independence Celebration

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to attend the 50th Anniversary Independence Celebration on October 1, 2010.

The Honorable Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Department of State

Mr. James P. McAnulty, Charge d'Affaires, United States Diplomatic Mission to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Honorable Walter C. Jones, United States Executive Director to the African Development Bank