The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has expressed the desire to work with the newly sworn-in President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu.
This was disclosed in a statement, on Monday, from Biden to Tinubu while felicitating with the new Nigeria President.
The PUNCH reports Tinubu and the Vice President, Kashim Shettima were sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Kayode Ariwoola.
Biden, in the release, reiterates his administration’s readiness to work with Tinubu “to strengthen ties between the United States and Nigeria.”
He said, “On behalf of the people of the United States, I send warm wishes to the government and people of Nigeria as they inaugurate a new President. I look forward to continuing this work with President Tinubu to support economic growth, advance security, and promote respect for human rights.”
The US President expressed optimism about the ideas and energy of the dynamic connection between the two countries, noting that the US will continue to work closely with the most populous country in Africa.
“As Africa’s largest democracy and economy, Nigeria’s success is the world’s success. Elected leaders owe it to their people to show that democracy can deliver for their needs. And the United States will continue to work closely with Nigeria, as a friend and partner, to deliver a more peaceful and prosperous future for our world,” Biden said.