President Joe Biden, Jr. has named delegation from the United States that will attend the inauguration ceremony of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place on May 29, 2023, in the capital city of Abuja.
In a statement published on the White House website under ‘Briefing’, the Presidential Delegation will be led by Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Fudge will represent President Biden and the United States government during the swearing in of Tinubu as President.
The delegation comprises a group of esteemed individuals, each representing a vital aspect of U.S. government and international affairs. Mr. David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Abuja, will accompany Secretary Fudge, ensuring a strong diplomatic presence at the ceremony.
Joining the delegation are 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.
Others are 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; and the Honorable Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.
The emergence of Tinubu’s presidency has remained a controversial and contestable fact among opposition parties and some Nigerians.
The 71years old President-Elect is currently being dragged at the Presidential Election Tribunal by Mr Peter Obi and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Peter Obi was the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party and emerged 3rd during the elections.
Atiku the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party emerged 2nd at the elections.
The presidential duo are in court to challenge Tinubu’s emergence as President-elect.