President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the inauguration of Vice-President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States of America.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari: We look forward to working with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris,” Buhari expressed the hope that the Presidency of Biden and Harris will further strengthen cooperation and support for Nigeria and Africa.
Buhari congratulated the leaders and the entire country on the successful transition.
According to him, this marks an important historical inflection point for democracy as a system of government and for the global community as a whole.
He said: “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.”
Buhari said all Nigerians rejoiced with Biden, ”sharing the proud feeling that the first woman elected Vice President of the United States has African and Asian ancestry.”