Just In:Biden Unveils Names of US Delegation To Grace Tinubu’s Inauguration

Full list: Biden’s delegation to Tinubu’s inauguration

Just In:Biden Releases Names of US Delegation To Grace Tinubu's Inauguration
Just In:Biden Releases Names of US Delegation To Grace Tinubu’s Inauguration

The United State President, Joe Biden, has named his delegation to attend the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

The PUNCH reports that no fewer than 65 world leaders, including Heads of State, have been invited to grace the Tinubu’s inauguration.

The former Lagos State governor will be sworn in as the 16th President of Nigeria on May 29 at Eagle Square, Abuja.

Also expected at the nation’s seventh transition ceremony are past presidents, diplomats, heads of international organisations and prominent Nigerians and representatives of foreign governments and agencies.

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The inauguration programmes will begin on Thursday with the investiture of Tinubu with  the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic and the Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima, as the Grand Commander of Order of the Niger.

Representatives of Nigeria’s traditional allies such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, China, Germany, Finland, Jamaica, Japan, Israel, Turkey and several others are expected at the high-profile event.

Ahead of the inauguration, Biden, in a statement released on the White House website on Monday night, announced a nine-member delegation for the event.

Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia L. Fudge. will lead the delegation.

Below are members of the Presidential Delegation:

Mr. David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Abuja

The Honorable Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Representative (D), California.

The Honorable Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce

General Michael E. Langley, Commander of U.S. Africa Command

The Honorable Enoh T. Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

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The Honorable Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

The Honorable Judd Devermont, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council

The Honorable Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.

‘Deepening Democracy for Integration and Development’ is one of the event lined up for the inauguration, that would be delivered by former president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, on May 27.

Other activities include the Regimental Dinner in honour of the Commander-in-Chief at the Armed Forces Officers Mess slated for Tuesday, May 23; the Valedictory Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Council Chambers inside the Presidential Villa on May 24; Public Lecture and Juma’at prayer at the National Mosque on May 26; Children’s Day Parade and Party on May 27 and an Inter-denominational Church Service at the National Christian Centre on May 28.

Also, the Inauguration Dinner/Gala Night at the State House Conference Centre is billed for May 28. The inauguration/swearing-in of the president-elect and the vice president-elect will take place on May 29. Inauguration parade at the Eagle Square follows the previous exercise.

There will also be  post-inauguration luncheon strictly for  President with his colleague Presidents, Heads of Government and guests. This will hold at the State House Banquet Hall after the inauguration ceremony.

 

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