Biden insults Nigeria, sends low level officer to lead US delegation to Tinubu’s inauguration
The government of United States, has been accused of sending a low level officer to lead the country’s delegation to Bola Tinubu’s much anticipated inauguration on May 29.
News Band reports that president Joe Biden on Tuesday, announced the designation of a presidential delegation to attend Tinubu’s inauguration.
In the announcement, honorable Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, was mandated to lead the delegation.
Others include, Mr. David Greene, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Abuja, Honorable Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Representative (D), California, 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, Honorable Enoh T. Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Honorable Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Honorable Judd Devermont, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council and Honorable Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development
Meanwhile, the composition of the delegation has been described as a slap on Nigeria’s face.
A source in the political circle while speaking with News Band over the composition of the delegation, noted that the US authorities is sending a subliminal message with it.
It however, stated that anything short of the secretary of state at the inauguration of the president-elect is an insult to Nigeria.
“Can’t help thinking that there’s a subliminal message in there. Anything below a secretary of state is an insult.”