Low ranking Secretary to lead US delegation to Tinubu’s inauguration
A low ranking Secretary, Marcia Fudge has been named by US President Joe Biden to lead the United States delegation to the inauguration ceremony of Bola Tinubu, president-elect, on May 29.
Marcia Fudge who is the US Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is number ten in cabinet ranking in the United States.
According to a statement on the White House website, Marcia L. Fudge, US secretary of the department of housing and urban development, will lead the delegation.
Other members of the US delegation to Nigeria are as follows: David Greene, chargé d’affaires, a.i., U.S. embassy Abuja, Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Rep (D), California, Marisa Lago, undersecretary of commerce for international trade, US department of commerce, Michael E. Langley, commander of US Africa command.
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Others are: Enoh T. Ebong, director, US trade and development agency and Mary Catherine Phee, assistant secretary of state for the bureau of African Affairs, US department of state, Judd Devermont, special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs, national security council. Monde Muyangwa, assistant administrator for the bureau for Africa, US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Tinubu, 71, was elected Nigeria’s 16th president on Feb 25, 2023. His victory was challenged at the election petition tribunal by Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party who polled second and third respectively.