President Biden has announced the formation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the upcoming inauguration of His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President of Nigeria. The event is scheduled to take place on May 29, 2023, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
Leading the delegation will be the Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Secretary Fudge will be accompanied by a distinguished group of individuals representing various sectors of the U.S. government.
The members of the Presidential Delegation include:
Mr. David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Abuja
The Honorable Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Representative (D), California
The 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
The Honorable Enoh T. Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
The Honorable Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
The Honorable Judd Devermont, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council
The Honorable Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development
The delegation’s presence at the inauguration signifies the United States’ commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Nigeria and demonstrates support for the democratic transition in the country. Nigeria, being Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy, holds strategic importance for the United States.
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President Biden’s decision to send a Presidential Delegation underscores the significance of the inauguration and the desire to foster cooperation and collaboration between the United States and Nigeria on various fronts, including trade, security, and diplomacy.
The delegation will engage in bilateral discussions and meetings with Nigerian officials during their visit, further solidifying the ties between the two nations. The United States remains committed to promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in Nigeria and the broader African continent.