Biden appoints nine-member US delegation for Tinubu’s Inauguration
President Joe Biden on Monday appointed a nine-member delegation to represent the United States of America at the inauguration of Nigeria’s new President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on May 29, 2023.
An official statement by the White House on Monday indicated that the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia L. Fudge, will lead the U.S. delegation to Nigeria.
According to the statement on Monday, “President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29, 2023, in Abuja, Nigeria. The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, will lead the delegation.”
The statement indicated that members of the Presidential Delegation include 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; 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; and The Honorable Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.