76. Editorial Note
On October 1, 1960, the Federation of Nigeria became independent. For text of a message of that date from President Eisenhower to the people of the Federation of Nigeria on their independence, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960–61, page 741. For text of a message from President Eisenhower to Prime Minister Sir Abubukar Tafawa Balewa, delivered on October 2 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller, the President’s personal representative at the independence ceremonies, see 2 Whiteman 209–210. The consulate general at Lagos was elevated to an embassy on October 1; see Department of State Bulletin, October 17, 1960, page 630. Ambassador Joseph Palmer II presented his credentials on October 4.