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Memorandum From President Nixon to Secretary of State Rogers, Washington, April 7, 1971

US Government State Department


Washington, April 7, 1971

The President, upon the recommendation of Rogers, approved the furnishing defense articles and defense services to Nigeria. Nigeria's eligibility had been suspended during the civil war, but top Nigerian officials were now interested in sending military personnel to Department of Defense schools in the United States.

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, DEF 12-5 Nigeria. Confidential. Enclosure 1 to Rogers' memorandum is not published.

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