Bola Tinubu, the next president, has pledged to unite the nation and get things done as soon as he takes office on May 29. He has also promised to maintain good ties with the United States.
The guarantees were given by the new Nigerian president to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the phone on Tuesday night.
According to Tinubu, one of his top goals right away would be to implement institutional reforms and development initiatives to strengthen democratic institutions and assist underprivileged Nigerians.
According to a statement by spokeswoman Tunde Rahman, he stated a desire to deepen Nigeria’s democracy and genuinely serve the people as their president.
Tinubu discussed his exciting time in the 1970s in America, where he earned an accounting degree with honors in 1979, during the talks that lasted about 20 minutes.
He also recounted the incident when the late General Sani Abacha’s military government exiled him because of his tenacious fight for democracy in Nigeria, but the US offered him sanctuary.
Defending his democratic credentials, Tinubu stated his unwavering conviction that the outcome of the elections, which he easily won, represented the will of the Nigerian people.
Tinubu’s plan for Nigerians when he becomes President
The former governor of Lagos pledged to endeavor to bring Nigerians together, make them happy, and guarantee that they benefit from democracy and progressive, effective government.
Without national harmony, safety, economic growth, and sound government, he claimed, neither Nigeria would improve as a place to live nor would she be able to fulfill her rightful place in the community of African countries.
In order for Nigeria to set the bar high and serve as a model for the rest of Africa, Tinubu encouraged the US to take into account the country’s significant position in Africa and offer support in the areas of security and economic investment.
Secretary Blinken stated in his speech that Nigeria should anticipate a positive and productive relationship with the US.
A democratic and peaceful Nigeria is vital to both the US and Africa, he said, promising to do his share to foster a long-lasting and friendly relationship between the two countries.