The specifics of the phone call between Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the next president, and the secretary of state of the United States, Antony Blinken, have come to light.
News organizations learned that Bliken called Tinubu on Tuesday after declaring that specific people would face visa restrictions if they interfered with the democratic process during the 2023 elections.
Blinken informed Tinubu that the Joe Biden administration is committed to fostering closer ties with Nigeria, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of State Spokesperson, Matthew Miller.
According to the US Secretary, the alliance between the US and Nigeria is based on common interests and solid inter-ethnic ties, and Tinubu’s administration should work to further enhance such ties.
According to Miller, Bliken and Tinubu talked on the value of inclusive leadership that represents all Nigerians as well as changes to help the country’s economy flourish.
The statement reads: “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke this morning with Nigerian President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to emphasize his continued commitment to further strengthening the U.S.-Nigeria relationship with the incoming administration.
“The Secretary noted that the U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on shared interests and strong people-to-people ties and that those links should continue to strengthen under President-elect Tinubu’s tenure.
“Secretary Blinken and President-elect Tinubu discussed the importance of inclusive leadership that represents all Nigerians, continued comprehensive security cooperation, and reforms to support economic growth.”
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