The President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed his United States counterpart, Joe Biden Jr, and all Americans as they celebrate the 245th Independence Day and the annual celebration of nationhood.
In his congratulatory message on Sunday, Buhari specially congratulated Biden on the progress of his administration towards the improvement of U.S-Africa relations.
Buhari’s message was contained in a statement released by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari sends congratulatory message to President Biden on US Independence Day.’
The statement read in part, “President Buhari notes with delight how the Biden administration is working earnestly to overcome some of the country’s greatest challenges that include racism and especially the Coronavirus epidemic that has inflicted on the United States, a quarter of the global fatalities.
“The President is keenly watching with great interest as the Biden administration makes progress in their efforts to improve U.S.-Africa ties and interactions for the betterment of the continent.”
Buhari expressed confidence that given the shared values of democracy, rule of law, and inclusive prosperity, the strategic partnership and engagements between Nigeria and the United States would continue to flourish for the mutual benefits of both countries and their peoples.