The outgoing Ambassador of the United States (US) to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, has stated that the US has no hidden agenda to stop its crude oil purchase deal with Nigeria.
According to the Entwistle, there is no conspiracy by the US not to buy oil from Nigeria.
He spoke, Saturday night, while fielding questions from newsmen during the 240th Anniversary of the US Independence organised at the embassy in Abuja.
The envoy explained that the price of oil is determined by international market and that the desire of every business person is to get the best product at the best price.
He said: “I take great offence to your question. There is no conspiracy by the US not to buy oil from Nigeria. Price of oil is determine by international market and any business people gonna go to get the best product for the best price. That something happens to us with our oil! But I wish you listen to my last statement where I talked about the importance of the private sector, the commitment of the US companies to help build this country (Nigeria).”