President Biden announces delegation to Tinubu’s inauguration
United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the Presidential Delegation to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29, 2023, in Abuja.
A statement by the US Embassy in Abuja indicates that the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge, will lead the delegation.
It states that members of the Presidential delegation includes Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Abuja Mr. David Greene, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce Marisa Lago and Commander of U.S. Africa Command General Michael Langley.
Others include Enoh T. Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Special Assistant to the United States President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council Judd Devermont and the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development Monde Muyangwa.
Activities for the inauguration begins formally on Thursday with the investiture of the President- Elect and Vice President- Elect with the National Honors of Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Grand Commander of Order the Niger (GCON) respectively and Handover of Transition Documents.
On Friday there will be public lecture and Jumaat prayer while on Saturday will be inauguration lecture on the topic: Deepening Democracy for Integration and Development to be delivered by His Excellency, Uhuru M. Kenyatta, former President of Kenya.
The inauguration parade and swearing in will take place on Monday 29th may 2023.
Wring by Hamza Alkali, editing by Daniel Adejo