United States President Joe Biden has promised newly inaugurated Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu that they would work together on economic growth.
He also vowed to collaborate with Tinubu in advancing security of the most populous African nation, among other critical aspects of his government.
Biden revealed this in a statement, while congratulating Tinubu on Monday.
President Tinubu and the Vice President, Kashim Shettima were sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Kayode Ariwoola, on Monday.
The US President reiterated his administration’s preparation to work with Tinubu “to strengthen ties between the United States and Nigeria.”
Biden 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.”
He 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.
Biden said, “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.”
The US President sent a delegation for the inauguration of Tinubu.