President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for being inaugurated as the President and Vice President respectively of the United States of America and has pledged to work with the new administration.
This was contained in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, on Wednesday, few hours after the inauguration.
According to President Buhari, the successful transition from former president Donald Trump to President Biden marks an important historical inflection point for democracy as a system of government and for the global community as a whole.
The Nigerian leader expressed hope that the Biden presidency will mark a strong point of cooperation and support for Nigeria as well as the African continent.
“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 statement read.
President Buhari extended the warm greetings of all Nigerians to the newly inaugurated US President and he also lauded Harris, saying that his citizens share in “the proud feeling that the first woman elected Vice President of the United States has an African and Asian ancestry”.