Newly sworn-in President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has expressed his determination to unite the country behind a progressive agenda of equity, fairness and development.
He made this known in his inaugural speech delivered on Monday, May 29, at the Eagle Square, FCT Abuja. The speech also highlighted the key priorities of his administration, including the areas of security, jobs provision and economic development.
He said, “Today, let us recommit our very selves to placing Nigeria in our hearts as the indispensable home for each and every one of us regardless of creed, ethnicity, or place of birth.”
“My supporters, I thank you. To those who voted otherwise, I extend my hand across the political divide. I ask you to grasp it in national affinity and brotherhood. For me, political coloration has faded away. All I see are Nigerians.”
Tinubu assured Nigerians that his administration will “create meaningful opportunities for our youth. We shall honour our campaign commitment of one million new jobs in the digital economy.”
“Our government also shall work with the National Assembly to fashion an omnibus Jobs and Prosperity bill. This bill will give our administration the policy space to embark on labour-intensive infrastructural improvements, encourage light industry and provide improved social services for the poor, elderly and vulnerable.”
He described the day as the proudest of his life, adding that “this day does not belong to me. It belongs to you, the people of Nigeria.”
“On this day, Nigeria affirms its rightful place among the world’s great democracies. There, Nigeria shall reside forever.”
“The course of our past and the promise of the future have brought us to this exceptional moment.”
“In this spirit, I ask you to join me in making Nigeria a more perfect nation and democracy such that the Nigerian ideal becomes and forever remains the Nigerian reality.”
“With full confidence in our ability, I declare that these things are within our proximate reach because my name is Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and I am the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
“May God bless you and May He bless our beloved land.”