- Photos of world leaders, the United States, and Canadian delegations have emerged as they arrived in Abuja for the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu
- The US delegation, led by the US Secretary for Housing, Secretary Marcia Fudge, got to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Sunday
- African leaders like President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, among others, have also touched down in the capital city
FCT, Abuja - Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, has experienced an influx of presidents, diplomats, and heads of international organisations as the country prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu today, Monday, May 29, at the Eagles.
The United States Mission Nigeria, on Sunday, May 28, via its Twitter handle @USinNigeria, announced the arrival of the United States delegation led by the US Secretary for Housing, Secretary Marcia Fudge, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The mission wrote:
“Welcome to Nigeria! We are excited to receive the delegation from @POTUS Biden, led by @SecFudge from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as they join us in Abuja for the inauguration of President-Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
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As reported by The PUNCH, the Canadian delegation, led by the Canadian minister for Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Hussein Ahmed, Presidents of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Paul Kagame of Rwanda, have also arrived in the country.
The other African presidents who have gotten to Abuja for Tinubu’s inauguration are Adamu Barrow (Gambia), Denis Nguesso (Congo Brazzaville); Évariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, President Samia Hassan of Tanzania, and her Chadian counterpart, Mahamat Déby, among others.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa also arrived in Abuja for the inauguration of Tinubu as the 16th president of Nigeria.
Why President Joe Biden is sending US delegation to attend Tinubu's inauguration, Shehu Sani reveals
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, has revealed why United States President Joe Biden is sending a delegation to attend the inauguration of President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Sani said the US government is sending the delegation on Monday, May 29, because of its diplomatic and business relations with Nigeria.
List of 3 key appointments Tinubu is expected to make immediately after inauguration and those he may appoint
Legit.ng reported that according to tradition, President-elect Bola Tinubu is expected to announce his initial appointments shortly after taking the oath of office administered by Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.
The immediate appointments are crucial to ensure the smooth functioning of the government while awaiting the approval of other positions that require the National Assembly's seal of approval.