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May 29: US stretches hands of friendship to Tinubu

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Ahead of the inauguration and swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, in 12 days time, Anthony Blinken, the Secretary of State of the United States of America, has reached out to him to inform him of the US government’s readiness to work together on many areas of cooperation.

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In a press statement made available on the US Department of State website on Wednesday, its spokesperson, Matthew Miller, said that,

“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke this morning with Nigerian President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to emphasize his continued commitment to further strengthening the U.S.-Nigeria relationship with the incoming administration.

“The Secretary noted that the U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on shared interests and strong people-to-people ties and that those links should continue to strengthen under President-elect Tinubu’s tenure. Secretary Blinken and President-elect Tinubu discussed the importance of inclusive leadership that represents all Nigerians, continued comprehensive security cooperation, and reforms to support economic growth.”