U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visited Nigeria to enhance trade relations and deepen democracy in West Africa. During his visit, Blinken held discussions with Nigerian President Bola Tinubu and emphasized Nigeria’s essential role in shaping Africa’s global future. He highlighted Nigeria’s status as Africa’s largest country, economy, and democracy. Blinken also mentioned ongoing collaborations between the United States and Nigeria on climate action and advocating for African representation in international organizations. The visit is part of President Biden’s efforts to strengthen the USA’s economic and security ties with Africa, with Nigeria being Blinken’s third stop on his tour.