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US President, Joe Biden Sends Nine-Member Delegation To Tinubu’s Inauguration



United States President, Joe Biden has unveiled the members of his delegation who will be attending the inauguration of Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29.

US President, Joe Biden Sends Nine-Member Delegation To Tinubu’s Inauguration

Several world leaders, heads of state, and distinguished guests have been invited to witness the historic event, which would mark the formal installation of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s 16th President at Eagle Square in Abuja.

In a statement released on the White House website on Monday night, President Joe Biden announced that a nine-member delegation would be representing the United States at the inauguration.

Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be leading the delegation for the event on Monday, May 29.

Other members of the delegation include Mr. David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Abuja; Honorable Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Representative (D), California; Honorable Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce; General Michael E. Langley, Commander of U.S. Africa Command; Honorable Enoh T. Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

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Additionally, the delegation comprises Honorable Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Honorable Judd Devermont, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council; and Honorable Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.

As part of the inauguration program, former President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, will deliver a lecture titled ‘Deepening Democracy for Integration and Development’ on May 27.

Furthermore, on Thursday, Tinubu will be honored with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, while Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima will receive the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, both bestowed by outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari.

KanyiDaily recalls that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi had urged the United States to wait for the tribunal’s verdict before recognizing Bola Tinubu’s victory.

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