President Biden Congratulates Bola Tinubu on Inauguration, Seeks Lasting U.S.-Nigeria Relations

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US President Joe Biden congratulated President Bola Tinubu on his inauguration and said he looked forward to working with the new Nigerian government.

While saying that Nigeria and the United States have enjoyed close ties for several years, Biden expressed his desire to strengthen those ties.

“On behalf of the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the government and people of Nigeria on the occasion of the inauguration of a new president,” Biden said in a statement posted Monday on the Nigerian website. the White House.

“My administration has worked to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Nigeria, and I look forward to continuing that work with President Tinubu to support economic growth, improve security, and promote respect for human rights. ‘male.”

According to him, the ties between the two countries are “particularly deep” and have been nurtured by a large Nigerian diaspora in the United States.

“As we continue to deepen our partnership with Nigeria, I look forward to even more embracing the ideas and energy of this vibrant connection between our countries. As Africa’s largest democracy and economy, Nigeria’s success is the success of the world.”

“Elected leaders owe it to their people to show that democracy can meet their needs. And America will continue to work closely with Nigeria as a friend and partner to create a more peaceful and prosperous future for our world.

A week earlier, the American president had sent a delegation to the investiture of Tinubu.

“The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will lead the delegation,” the White House statement read. Entourage were among global dignitaries at Tinubu’s inauguration at Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital

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