The delegation that the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, will send to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s inauguration on May 29, has been made public.
Heads of state and other world leaders have been invited to the Eagle Square ceremony in Abuja, which will inaugurate the former governor of Lagos State as the 16th President of Nigeria.
The event is also anticipated to draw former presidents, diplomats, leaders of international organizations, and representatives of foreign governments and agencies.
Biden announced a nine-person delegation to attend the inauguration in a statement that was posted on the White House website Monday night.
Marcia Fudge, Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, will lead the delegation.
The honorable Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Representative (D), California; the 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; and the honorable Enoh T. Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency are all members of the presidential delegation.
Other people are noble Honorable Judd Devermont, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council; Honorable Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development; and Honorable Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Uhuru Kenyatta, a former president of Kenya, will give a speech titled “Deepening Democracy for Integration and Development’ on May 27 as a part of the inauguration’s schedule of events.
On Thursday, outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari will award Kashim Shettima the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger while presenting Tinubu with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic.