The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to President Joe Biden of the United States of America on the occasion of the country’s 245th independence day celebration.
Buhari in a message on Sunday contained in a statement signed by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu expressed optimism on greater collaboration between the two countries.
While congratulating the government and people of America, the statement commended the Biden administration for steps taken so far to combat various challenges such as the global coronavirus pandemic, racism, and others.
The statement made available to Naija News reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari joins President Joe R. Biden Jr, the Government and people of the United States as they commemorate this special day, July 4th as the 245th Independence Day and the annual celebration of nationhood.”
“President Buhari notes with delight how the Biden administration is working earnestly to overcome some of the country’s greatest challenges that include racism and especially the Coronavirus epidemic that has inflicted on the United States, a quarter of the global fatalities.”
“The President is keenly watching with great interest as the Biden administration makes progress in their efforts to improve U.S.-Africa ties and interactions for the betterment of the continent.”
“President Buhari expresses confidence that given the shared values of democracy, rule of law, and inclusive prosperity, the strategic partnership and engagements between Nigeria and the United States would continue to grow for the mutual benefits of our two countries and our peoples.”