Biden congratulates Tinubu, says Nigeria’s success is the world’s success
President Joe Biden of the United States said he looks forward to continuing to work with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to support economic growth, advance security, and promote respect for human rights in Nigeria.
Tinubu was sworn in as Nigeria’s president on Monday by the country’s Chief Justice, Olukayode Ariwoola, at Eagles Square in Abuja.
In a congratulatory message to Tinubu, Biden stated that Nigeria’s success is the world’s success as Africa’s largest democracy and economic nation.
“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,” Biden said
“My administration has worked to strengthen ties between the United States and Nigeria, and I look forward to continuing this work with President Tinubu to support economic growth, advance security, and promote respect for human rights.”
Biden added that the people-to-people connections between the two countries are particularly strong because of the vibrant Nigerian diaspora in the United States.
“As we further deepen our partnership with Nigeria, I look forward to drawing even more on the ideas and energy of this dynamic connection between our countries,” he said.
He also noted that the United States will continue to work closely with Nigeria as a friend and partner to deliver a more peaceful and prosperous future for the world.
“Elected leaders owe it to their people to show that democracy can deliver for their needs,” he added.