…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken office as Nigeria’s new leader after former President Muhammadu Buhari.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate was sworn in by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Kayode Ariwoola.
Tinubu delivered an extensive speech at the Eagles Square in Abuja, highlighting the agenda for his administration over the next four years.
Here are ten key points from Tinubu’s inaugural address:
Appreciation to Buhari:
Tinubu expressed gratitude to his predecessor, commending Buhari as an honest and patriotic leader who has done his best for Nigeria.
He described him as a worthy partner and friend, predicting that history would speak kindly of him.
Support for Legal Recourse:
Addressing the ongoing cases at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal filed by opposition candidates such as Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, Tinubu acknowledged their right to seek redress through legal means.
He emphasized the importance of the rule of law and stated his support for the exercise of this right.
Tinubu outlined the principles that will shape his administration, including impartial governance based on the constitution and the rule of law.
He also emphasized the defense against terrorism and criminal activities, economic remodelling for growth and development, and the inclusion of women and youth in decision-making processes.
Promises to Nigerians:
Tinubu pledged to tackle various challenges facing Nigeria, such as security, job creation, monetary policy, agriculture, fuel subsidy, foreign policy, and infrastructure development.
He emphasized the need for budgetary reforms, industrial policies, and improved electricity accessibility and affordability.
He also assured investors of addressing their concerns regarding multiple taxation and anti-investment barriers.
President for All:
Tinubu reiterated his commitment to being a president for all Nigerians.
He stressed the importance of improving people’s lives, fostering unity, and resolving social divisions.
He emphasized the need for economic collaboration, social cohesion, and cultural understanding, urging the South and the North to work together for the greater good.
In conclusion, Tinubu dedicated May 29, 2023, to the people of Nigeria, reaffirming the country’s place among the world’s great democracies.