Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, had in goodwill message to the United States President, articulated that the inauguration of Joe Biden as US 46th President and Kamala Harris as the first female Vice President, reflected the regeneration of America as beacon of democracy.
Atiku Abubakar, congratulating the new American President, declared: “As President Joe Biden begins his tenure as the 46th President of the United States of America, I am confident that this new era will mark the regeneration of America, and her reaffirmation as the beacon of democracy to the world.
“As I congratulate President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, I urge them and their administration to strengthen US-Nigeria ties, and help our beloved nation’s war on terror by providing every type of support required to win our war against the insurgency we face and that threatens the peace of our sub region.
“I also look forward to the removal of every travel restriction on Nigerian citizens, in keeping with the good relations that has existed between our two nations, beginning with the July 27, 1961 state visit of our first Prime Minister, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, to President John F Kennedy, and continuing over the decades since then.”
Atiku recalled that as the playwright, George Bernard Shaw once said, “America and Nigeria are two nations divided by a common language.” He added: “And millions of Nigerians and I wish to see that relationship sustained to the mutual benefit of both our democratic nations.”
Atiku summed up: “Congratulations once again and may God bless both our nations and bring about a beneficial tenure for your administration.”
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