President Joe Biden of the United States of America has announced a delegation to attend the inauguration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the incoming President of Nigeria.
The statement detailing the head and members of the delegation was posted on the White House website on Monday.
According to the statement, Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, will lead the delegation to the May 29 ceremony at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
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Other members of the presidential delegation are: Mr. David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy, Abuja; the Honorable Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Representative (D), California; Honorable Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce; General Michael E. Langley, Commander of U.S. Africa Command; Honorable Enoh T. Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; Honorable Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Honorable Judd Devermont, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council; and Honorable Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.
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In preparation for the transition ceremony, more than 60 heads of state, diplomats, international partners and a host of others have been invited to participate in the event.
Tinubu was elected in a controversial presidential election held on February 25. His two closest competitors, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour party (LP), are still challenging his victory in court.
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