The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has lavished praise on Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, lauding his “strong leadership” during a critical juncture in West Africa.
The commendation from President Biden came during his official statement, where he specifically highlighted President Tinubu’s adept handling of the crisis that unfolded in the wake of the coup in Niger Republic. This acknowledgment underscores the significance of Tinubu’s role in maintaining regional stability and order.
Moreover, President Biden expressed his appreciation for the proactive measures taken by the Tinubu administration to reform Nigeria’s economy. These reforms hold the promise of ushering in positive economic changes in the populous African nation.
But the commendation didn’t stop there. President Biden also extended gratitude to President Tinubu for his pivotal leadership as the Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Under Tinubu’s guidance, ECOWAS has played a crucial role in defending democracy and upholding the rule of law, not only in Niger but also across the broader West African region.
In a clear recognition of Nigeria’s influential global standing as Africa’s largest democracy and economy, President Biden emphasized the significance of Nigeria’s invitation to the upcoming G20 Summit. This invitation arrives at a time when the world is closely watching events following the military takeover in Niger, reaffirming Nigeria’s critical role in shaping the future of the African continent.