President Biden Names U.S Delegation For Tinubu’s Inauguration

The United States President Joe Biden Has Announced A Delegation That Will Attend The Swearing-In Of The Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu.

08:18 AM WAT, Wed May 24, 2023

President Joe Biden, has announced the list of United States delegates for the swearing-in ceremony of the president elect of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, on Monday, the 29th May, at the Eagle Square, in Abuja.

The United States revealed that the nine-member US delegation would be led by the Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge.

According to the White House statement, other members of the Presidential delegation include Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, Abuja, Mr David Greene, United States Representative (D), California, Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Under-Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce, Marisa Lago and General Commander of U.S. Africa Command, Michael E. Langley.

Also expected at the nation’s seventh transition are the Director of, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Enoh Ebong, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Mary Phee, Special Assistant to the 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.

Meanwhile, in preparation for the inauguration of the 16th President of Nigeria, the Federal Government has tightened security across the Federal Capital Territory ahead of the inauguration ceremony.

Report says that security agencies had started raiding hideouts of criminals and thugs who could be used to foment trouble on the inauguration day.

The raiding of hideouts of criminals and thugs came against the backdrop of protests by some Nigerians, who are dissatisfied with the election victory of the former Lagos State Governor.

Security agencies are said to have deployed plainclothes and intelligence operatives to contain the outbreak of violence on Monday.

Similarly, law enforcement agencies have been placed on red alert as they heightened security in preparation for the event which is expected to attract no fewer than 65 Heads of State, diplomats, other representatives of foreign governments and heads of international organizations and prominent Nigerians.

The security agencies including the elite Presidential Guards Brigade, the police, Department of State Services operatives and men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps had been given strict orders about their responsibilities in terms of general security, and protection of dignitaries.