By Emmanuel Oloniruha
Abuja, Jan. 21, 2021 Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the new President of United States, Joe Biden, and Vice-President Kamala Harris, urging the new administration to strengthen U.S.-Nigeria ties.
Abubakar in a statement signed by him on Thursday in Abuja, urged Biden to assist Nigeria in winning the war against insurgency.
“I also look forward to the removal of every travel restriction on Nigerian citizens, in keeping with the good relations that has existed between our two nations.
“The relationship that beginning with the July 27, 1961, state visit of our first Prime Minister, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, to President John Kennedy, and continuing over the decades since then.
“As the playwright, George Bernard Shaw once said, America and Nigeria are two nations divided by a common language.
“And millions of Nigerians and I wish to see that relationship sustained to the mutual benefit of both our democratic nations,” he said.
Abubakar expressed confidence that as Biden begins his tenure as the 46th President of the U.S., the new era would mark the regeneration of America, and her reaffirmation as the beacon of democracy to the world.
“Congratulations once again and may God bless both our nations and bring about a beneficial tenure for your administration,” he said.