By Halimah Olamide
President of the United States Joe Biden, has sent words to his Nigerian counterpart Bola Tinubu promising continuous cooperation between Nigeria and the U.S.
In his message to Tinubu which was made available to the NPO Reports on Monday, Biden said there have been existing relationships between the countries which he expressed hopes would be sustained under Tinubu.
“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,” Biden wrote on Monday.
Saying that his “administration has worked to strengthen ties between the United States and Nigeria,” he said he looked forward to continuing this work with President Tinubu to support economic growth, advance security, and promote respect for human rights.
He said “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.” He said
He added that 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 was sworn in in Abuja on Monday amidst cheers.
He succeeded former President Muhammadu Buhari who immediately left for Daura his hometown.