us secretary of state calls Tinubu, assures on mutually beneficial ties.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on May 17, 2023
President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has again promised to unify the country when he assumes office on May 29. He stated this during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also pledged to work to ensure continued positive relations with the United States.
On his part, Blinken promised to play his part in ensuring and sustaining a cordial relationship between the two nations, saying a democratic and peaceful Nigeria is important to the United States as it is to Africa.
Initiated by the US diplomat, the telephone discussion, took place on yesterday evening.
Their discussion was made known by Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, who said the immediate priorities of the president-elect would be to deliver institutional reforms and development programs to deepen Nigeria democratic institutions and bring help to poor and vulnerable Nigerians.
The president-elect said his immediate priorities would be to deliver institutional reforms and development programmes to deepen democratic institutions and bring help to poor and vulnerable Nigerians.
He also expressed his determination to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and faithfully serve the people as their president.
He further urged the US to factor in Nigeria’s important place in Africa and provide needed assistance in the areas of security and economic investment in order for the nation to lead the way and be a shining example to the rest of the continent.