President Muhammadu Buhari said his government is looking forward “with great hope and optimism” to work with the new president Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris of the United States of America.
Buhari stated this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, after Biden and Harris were sworn on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
In the statement titled “President Buhari: We look forward to working with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris,” Buhari expressed hope that the presidency of Biden and Harris would strengthen cooperation between the United States and Nigeria.
“We look forward to the Biden presidency with great hope and optimism for the strengthening of existing cordial relationships, working together to tackle global terrorism, climate change, poverty and improvement of economic ties, and expansion of trade.
“We hope that this will be an era of great positivity between our two nations, as we jointly address issues of mutual interest,” the President added.
President Buhari and all Nigerians rejoice with President Joe Biden, sharing the proud feeling that the first woman elected Vice President of the United States has African and Asian ancestry.
He congratulated the leaders, and the entire country on the successful transition, which marks an important historical inflection point for democracy as a system of government and for the global community as a whole.
Meanwhile, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka said America has redeemed itself by voting against Donald Trump, whom he described as a racist, monster and a xenophobe.