June 5, 2023

United States President Joe Biden has sent a delegation to attend the swearing in of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria president.

Tinubu will be sworn in on Monday, May 29, 2023 at Eagle Square in Abuja to succeed outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari.

Biden in a statement by the White House said the US nine-person delegation will be led by Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia L. Fudge.

The US delegation includes 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.

Others are 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.

Other world leaders including heads of state, past presidents, diplomats and heads of international organisations are expected to be part of the inauguration.

Former Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta, will deliver a lecture titled, ‘Deepening Democracy for Integration and Development’ on Saturday, May 27 before the inauguration on Monday.

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