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‘Remain engaged and play a leadership role in global issues’ – US urges President Jonathan

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The United States Of America through The Vice-President, Joe Biden in a call to President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, April 20, 2015 urged the out going leader of Nigeria to assume role as a global leader as his presidency is due to end on Friday, May 29, 2015.

“Remain engaged and play a leadership role in global issues” Joe Biden said.

Also, a statement from the U.S Embassy in Abuja congratulated the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory.

The statement read thus:
“Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to commend him for his leadership in ensuring Nigeria’s recent elections were peaceful and orderly.

“The Vice President noted that President Jonathan’s actions to accept the results and congratulate President-elect Buhari, as well as his steps to date to ensure a successful transition, have strengthened Nigeria’s democracy and set a strong example for Africa and the world.

“The Vice President encouraged President Jonathan to remain engaged and play a leadership role in global issues after his presidency ends.”

 

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