Joe Biden Announces Delegation To Attend Tinubu’s Inauguration

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US President Joe Biden has revealed a high-profile delegation of nine members who will attend the inauguration ceremony of Bola Tinubu, the newly elected Nigerian President, on May 29.

Joe Biden Announces Delegation To Attend Tinubu’s Inauguration
President Joe Biden

The White House released an official statement on its website, outlining the composition of the delegation and the individuals who will represent the United States on this momentous occasion.

Leading the delegation is Marcia L. Fudge, the esteemed US Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Secretary Fudge’s prominent role underscores the importance of the bilateral relationship between the two nations.

Joining Secretary Fudge in the delegation are several distinguished personalities who will represent various government departments and agencies.

The aim of this diverse delegation is to signify the United States’ commitment to fostering strong diplomatic ties with Nigeria. The members of the delegation are as follows:

David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., US Embassy Abuja,  Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Representative (D), California.

Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, US Department of Commerce.

Michael E. Langley, Commander of US Africa Command,  Enoh T. Ebong, Director, US Trade and Development Agency.

Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, US Department of State.

Judd Devermont, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council:

Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, US Agency for International Development (USAID)

President Bola Tinubu, 71, emerged as Nigeria’s 16th president following his electoral victory on February 25, 2023.

However, his victory is currently being contested by aggrieved political candidates and their parties at the election petition tribunal.

The presence of the US delegation at his inauguration demonstrates the United States’ commitment to supporting Nigeria’s democratic process and its respect for the will of the Nigerian people.

As the inauguration ceremony draws near, the world will be watching as President-elect Tinubu takes the oath of office, symbolizing a new chapter in Nigeria’s political landscape.

The US delegation’s attendance will further solidify the longstanding ties between the two nations and pave the way for enhanced cooperation in various sectors, ranging from trade and security to diplomacy and development assistance.

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