Monday, May 29, 2023, is the day Tinubu takes over as the president of Nigeria.
He won the race to succeed President Buhari.
The president-elect said he is ready to get started.
Eko Hot Blog reports that President-elect Bola Tinubu has pledged his complete dedication to the service of Nigerians and Africans.
A statement from the Office of the President-elect revealed that Tinubu made the pledge on Saturday in Abuja at the inaugural lecture preceding his swearing-in.
The former Lagos State governor will take the oath of service as Nigeria’s new president on Monday, May 29, 2023.
Speaking at Saturday’s lecture, Tinubu harped on the importance and merits of democracy, affirming his commitment to the ideals of democracy as the best form of government.
“Distinguished guests, democracy is more than a system of governance; it is the very lifeblood that empowers a nation to flourish and thrive,” he said.
“We stand at the precipice of a new era, where the ideals of democracy will guide our path toward sustainable development.
“Democracy, my fellow countrymen, is not only a political system; it is a way of life. It embodies a distinctive code of thought and conduct, demanding the utmost integrity and self-improvement from leaders.
“Today, I stand before you, ready to dedicate my entire being to the service of our great nation and the African continent.
The president-elect noted that while democracy guarantees freedom, its survival hinges on the responsible and measured use of that freedom.
He added that democracy, as an ever-evolving concept, empowers the majority to express their will while safeguarding the fundamental interests of the minority.
Tinubu pledged to utilise democratic institutions not only to safeguard political and civil rights but also to drive comprehensive economic reforms that engender broad-based prosperity, create employment opportunities, and unlock the nation’s untapped potential.
Also speaking, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the inauguration lecture took participants on a journey of introspection on the imperatives of democratic governance and nation-building.
“We have learnt that democracy is not just a system of governance, it is a way of life,” Buhari said.
“True democracy is when the voices of people are heard. Our nation’s progress rests on inclusivity, unity and not leaving any citizen behind and ensuring every citizen enjoy the dividends of good governance.
“We must heed the lessons of this lecture and translate them into action. We must fight against corruption in all its form. We must remain united. Our diversity is our strength.
“We can overcome our differences and forge a common cause towards progress.”
Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima represented Tinubu at the lecture.
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