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Letter From Major-General Gowon to President Nixon, Lagos

US Government State Department


Gowon responded to Nixon's invitation to visit in October by pleading extensive commitments under the aegis of the OAU as well as State visits to African countries. He requested a new visit date, perhaps in 1972.

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Presidential Correspondence, 1969-1974, Nigeria - Gen. Gowon.No classification marking. The Department had authorized offering October 5-6 as dates for a state visit in telegram 64751 to Lagos, April 15. (Ibid., RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, POL 7 Nigeria)

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