Rights leaders urge Clinton to tighten Nigerian boycott
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Reprint of a newspaper article on a delegation of American religious and civil and human rights leaders met at the White House with National Security Council adviser Samuel Berger to discuss United States policy toward the Nigerian military dictatorship. The article reports the delegation was headed by former Martin Luther King chief of staff Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, National Council of Churches (NCC) General Secretary Rev. Joan Campbell and American Committee on Africa (ACOA) Executive Director Jennifer Davis. The article reports Rev. Tyrone Pitts, general secretary of the 2 million member Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. and Bishop Felton May of the United Methodist Church completed the delegation. The article reports the delegation urged the administration to impose sanctions on Nigeria. The article reports the delegation also met with senior officials of the Mobil Oil Company, which currently produces 500,000 barrels of oil a day in Nigeria; and that the leadership of the delegation, joined by South African pastor Mangedwa Nyathi, raised specific concerns about Mobil's business ties to the regime and its links to the security forces.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections