Nigerian president Mohammed Buhari has congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, on their inauguration as the 46th President and Vice President of the United States of America.
In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari expressed hope that the Biden and Harris presidency will mark a strong point of cooperation and support for Nigeria as well as the African continent.
President Buhari said the successful transition from the Trump administration to the Biden administration marks an important historical inflection point for democracy as a system of government and for the global community as a whole.
“We look forward to the Biden presidency with great hope and optimism for 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 President said
According to the statement, President Buhari and all Nigerians rejoice with President Joe Biden, sharing the proud feeling that the first woman elected Vice President of the United States has an African and Asian ancestry.