Blinken, US Secretary of State, accuses Tinubu of ties to Nigeria

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President-elect Bola Tinubu has been tasked by US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken with maintaining and enhancing ties between the US and Nigeria.

Blinken, who spoke with Tinubu on Tuesday morning, stressed his continued commitment to further solidifying the U.S.-Nigeria relationship with the incoming administration, according to a statement from US Department of State spokesperson Matthew Miller.

According to Blinken, the partnership between the United States and Nigeria is based on common interests and solid inter-ethnic ties, and it stands to reason that these ties will only get stronger under President-elect Tinubu’s leadership.

The two also talked about the significance of inclusive leadership that includes all Nigerians, ongoing comprehensive security cooperation, and economic growth reforms.

On May 29, 2023, Tinubu will be sworn in as the new president of Nigeria, succeeding Muhammadu Buhari, and preparations are already well under way.

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