President-elect Bola Tinubu has said he will get working immediately after he assumes office on May 29.
Tinybu stated this in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
To capitalize on the successes of the two countries’ collaboration, the president-elect further vowed to do his share to guarantee that relations with the US remain favourable.
In a statement released through his spokesman, Tunde Rahman, the former governor of Lagos State stated that his top priority as president would be to implement institutional reforms and development initiatives to strengthen democratic institutions and assist the nation’s most vulnerable and underprivileged citizens.
In addition, the former Lagos State Governor reaffirmed his resolve to steadfastly serve the Nigerian people as president while advancing the country’s democracy.
President-elect Tinubu recalled receiving asylum from the US when he was forced into exile while fighting for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria, according to Rahman. He also reaffirmed his democratic credentials and expressed his unwavering belief that the outcome of the elections, which he clearly won, reflected the will of the Nigerian people.
In order for Nigeria to set the bar high and serve as a shining example for the rest of Africa, Tinubu further encouraged the US to consider the country’s significant position in Africa and offer the necessary assistance in the areas of security and economic investment.
On his part, Secretary Blinken promised that the US and Nigeria will have a good relationship that would benefit both parties.
Insisting that a democratic and peaceful Nigeria is crucial to both the United States and Africa, he pledged to do his part to ensure and maintain a cordial relationship between the two countries.