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US President Biden Commends Nigeria’s Democracy, Congratulates Nigerians on Tinubu’s Presidential Inauguration

“As our partnership with Nigeria continues to strengthen, I am excited about the prospect of harnessing even greater ideas and energy from the dynamic connection between our nations.”

United States President Joe Biden expressed his commendation for Nigerians on the inauguration of Bola Tinubu as the new President. In a statement issued on Monday, President Biden conveyed warm wishes to the government and people of Nigeria on this significant occasion.

President Biden emphasized the efforts of his administration to strengthen the ties between the United States and Nigeria. He expressed his eagerness to collaborate with President Tinubu in supporting economic growth, enhancing security, and promoting respect for human rights.

Acknowledging the deep-rooted connections between the two nations, President Biden highlighted the vibrant Nigerian Diaspora in the United States as a source of strong people-to-people relations. He expressed his anticipation of further leveraging the ideas and energy emanating from this dynamic connection between the United States and Nigeria.

President Biden recognized Nigeria’s pivotal role as Africa’s largest democracy and economy. He emphasized that Nigeria’s success is crucial for the world’s progress. President Biden stressed the responsibility of elected leaders to demonstrate that democracy can effectively address the needs of their citizens. He reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to continue working closely with Nigeria as a friend and partner, striving to create a more peaceful and prosperous future for the global community.

To signify his support and participation in President Tinubu’s inauguration, President Biden announced a Presidential Delegation consisting of nine individuals. The delegation was led by Marcia Fudge, the United States Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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President Biden’s message reinforces the United States’ commitment to Nigeria and signifies the enduring friendship between the two nations. It underscores the shared goals of fostering democratic values, promoting economic growth, and ensuring a brighter future for both countries and the world at large.