As Joe Biden takes oath of office as 46th President of America
By Egena Sunday Ode
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th United States President, expressing the hope that his presidency will make a strong point on cooperation and support for Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari warmly welcomes inauguration of Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States of America on Wednesday, expressing hope that their presidency will mark a strong point of cooperation and support for Nigeria as well as the African continent.
“President Buhari congratulates the leaders, and entire country on the successful transition, which marks an important historical inflection point for democracy as a system of government and for the global community as a whole.
“We look forward to the Biden presidency with great hope and optimism for strengthening of existing cordial relationships, working together to tackle global terrorism, climate change, poverty and improvement of economic ties and expansion of trade.
“We hope that this will be an era of great positivity between our two nations, as we jointly address issues of mutual interest,” the President added.
“President Buhari and all Nigerians rejoice with President Joe Biden, sharing the proud feeling that the first woman elected Vice President of the United States has an African and Asian ancestry.”
Joe Biden on Wednesday took over as the 46th President of the United States of America after he took oath of office.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts conducted the swearing-in ceremony as Biden placed his hand on a family Bible.
There ceremony took place on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, on the same stage that was stormed by pro-Trump insurrectionists just two weeks ago.
Also, Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States of America.
In his inaugural address, President Biden promised to unite the country adding that he is ready to work for both those who voted for him and as well as those who did not vote for him. (AE).