ABUJA, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as they assume office.
He expressed hope that their presidency will mark a strong point of cooperation and support for Nigeria and Africa.
Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, congratulated the leaders, and the entire country on the successful transition.
The Nigerian leader said it marked 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.”
Buhari expressed hope of an era of great positivity between Nigeria and America as they jointly address issues of mutual interest.
Biden and Kamala, victors of the November 3 presidential election, took oath of office on Wednesday at the Capitol.