Politics 8-member U.S. Congressional Delegation Arrive Nigeria, Meet Saraki, Others



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An eight-member Congressional delegation from the U.S. arrived Nigeria Monday to assess the destruction caused by the Boko Haram terrorists as well as strengthen U.S.- Nigeria relations.

The delegation be led by Sen. Christopher Coons (Democrat-Delaware), the U.S. Department of State said.

Mr. Coons is a member of the Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Ethics committees.

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The delegation also includes Sen. Gary Peters (Democrat-Michigan); Sen. Michael Bennet (Democrat-Colorado); and Rep. Lisa Rochester (Democrat-Delaware).

The others are Rep. Terri Sewell (Democrat-Alabama); Rep. Charlie Dent (Republican-Pennsylvania); Rep. Barbara Lee (Democrat-California); and Rep. Frederica Wilson (Democrat-Florida).

The Congressional delegation is visiting Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and The Gambia in addition to Nigeria during their West Africa tour.

They are expected to stay Monday through Thursday.