President of the United States (US), Joe Biden has announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President on May 29, 2023.
According to a statement by the White House on Monday, the delegation will be led by Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The statement lists other members of the delegation as Mr. David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Abuja; Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Representative (D), California; Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce; General Michael E. Langley, Commander of U.S. Africa Command; Enoh T. Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Judd Devermont, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council, and Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.
The preparation for the swearing-in of Tinubu as the 16th president of Nigeria is in top gear, even as the battle to nullify his election victory by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi continues at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
According to the Federal Government, about 65 world leaders have been invited to grace the inauguration of Tinubu on May 29.
The inauguration programmes will begin on Thursday, May 25, with the investiture of Tinubu with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic and the Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima, as the Grand Commander of Order of the Niger.