United States President Joe Biden has praised Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his “strong leadership”.
Biden met Tinubu on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in New Delhi, India, on Sunday. During the meeting, President Biden reiterated the United States commitment to Nigeria.
Recall that Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who also doubles and the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had earlier condemned the military coup in Niger and thus threatened military intervention if necessary.
In a statement released by the White House, President Biden lauded President Tinubu for upholding the rule of law in Niger and also acknowledged his deepened commitment to Nigeria’s economic reform.
Biden said: “President Biden welcomed the Tinubu Administration’s steps to reform Nigeria’s economy and thanked President Tinubu for his strong leadership as the chair of the Economic Community of West African States to defend and preserve democracy and the rule of law in Niger and the broader region,” the White House said in a statement.
“Nigeria’s invitation to the G20 Summit is a recognition of Nigeria’s important global role as Africa’s largest democracy and economy.”