The President of the United States, Joe Biden has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his inauguration as the 16th President of Nigeria.
The message was conveyed in a statement released on Monday afternoon.
Biden in the statement said his administration had worked to strengthen ties with Nigeria and hopes to continue to work with President Tinubu, especially to support economic growth, advance security and promote respect for human rights.
The statement which describes Nigeria as Africa’s largest democracy and economy reads:
‘’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.
“My administration has worked to strengthen ties between the United States and Nigeria, and I look forward to continuing this work with President Tinubu to support economic growth, advance security, and promote respect for human rights.
“The people-to-people connections between our two countries run particularly deep, nurtured by a vibrant Nigerian Diaspora in the United States.
“As we further deepen our partnership with Nigeria, I look forward to drawing even more on the ideas and energy of this dynamic connection between our countries.
“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.”
Tinubu who took over the mantle of leadership from ex-president Muhammadu Buhari is the first president who had held the positions of a Governor and a Senator.