Matthew Miller of the office of the spokesperson to the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, has confirmed the phone conversation between the Secretary of State and Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This was contained in a statement on the US government website on Tuesday.
“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke this morning with Nigerian President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to emphasize his continued commitment to further strengthening the U.S.-Nigeria relationship with the incoming administration.
“The Secretary noted that the U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on shared interests and strong people-to-people ties and that those links should continue to strengthen under President-elect Tinubu’s tenure.
“Secretary Blinken and President-elect Tinubu discussed the importance of inclusive leadership that represents all Nigerians, continued comprehensive security cooperation, and reforms to support economic growth”, the statement reads.