Nigeria Is In Good Hands With Tinubu – Buhari –

Nigeria Is In Good Hands With Tinubu – Buhari –

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the country is in good hands with President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu taking over from him on May 29.

The Nigerian leader said this on Thursday at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja as part of the Presidential Inauguration programme of events.

After performing the handover of transition documents and the Baton of Service over to Tinubu, President Buhari said he has run a good race in the last eight years.

The President stated that it was time for him to pass the baton to his successor, urging Tinubu not to forget that leadership comes with enormous responsibility.

Buhari said Tinubu’s victory at the February 25 presidential election was “well-deserved”, and expressed optimism that Tinubu would serve Nigeria with “utmost dedication and integrity”.

The president told Tinubu that leadership responsibilities come with challenges but that he needs to tackle them with courage, wisdom, and compassion.

He said: “The Nigerian people have recognised your leadership qualities, political acumen, and passion to serve our great nation, and have entrusted you with the burden of governing our beloved country.

“I do not doubt that Nigeria will continue to thrive and achieve new heights under your leadership. You were the best candidate at the elections and Nigerians have chosen wisely.

“We must remain committed to the principles of good governance, transparency, and accountability, as these are the foundations upon which our nation’s progress and development rely.

“Your transformative leadership in Lagos state, where you left an indelible mark in the areas of infrastructure, education, healthcare, and economic development, speaks volumes about your dedication to the welfare of the Nigerian people.”

Reflecting on the performance of his administration, Buhari said his government has worked hard to tackle “hydra-headed” issues.

He said his administration has touched all aspects of the nation’s economy positively, including reducing kidnapping and terrorism to the “nearest minimum”.

Buhari said: “Despite the aforementioned challenges, our administration has made economic gains over the years. Our administration’s commitment and determination in the infrastructural upliftment of Nigeria have remained unshaken.

“Despite the shortfall in the federal government’s revenue, due to the weakness in the global economy that led to a drop in oil revenue, we have touched on all sectors of the Nigerian economy positively.

“As we celebrate the monumental infrastructural strides achieved by this administration, it is pertinent to acknowledge that these transformative endeavours have not only reshaped our physical landscape but have also paved the way for remarkable economic outcomes that reverberate across our nation.”

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