US President Joe Biden, in a statement dated September 30th, extended his congratulations to Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the citizens on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day.
Biden, who personally signed the letter, addressed Tinubu and reassured Nigerians of the ongoing collaborative efforts between the United States and Nigeria to safeguard democratic principles, enhance security, protect human rights, address climate concerns, and promote trade, investment, and inclusive growth.
The US President conveyed his best wishes on the 63rd anniversary of Nigerian independence and emphasized the strong partnership between the two nations based on shared values.
According to him, there will be stronger collaboration between the two nations in the coming year, and he wished the Nigerian citizens a joyous and peaceful national holiday.
His letter read: “On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to you and the people of Nigeria as you celebrate the 63rd anniversary of Nigerian independence.
“The United States and Nigeria share a deep partnership underpinned by our shared values and commitment to forging a peaceful and prosperous future for our people and people around the world.
“Together we are working to safeguard democracy, strengthen security, protect human rights, tackle the climate crisis, and promote trade, investment, and inclusive growth.”
Tinubu had met Biden at the G20 summit in India and at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where they both emphasized the need to protect democracy in Africa.
Today marks Tinubu’s first independence anniversary since taking over as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29