By Siojare Uvoh
President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu said there must be a headway in the quest to turn Nigeria’s fortune around, vowing to hit the ground running and not disappoint.
Tinubu made the remarks Thursday, when out-going President Muhammadu Buhari handed over to him the baton of service and transition documents at the State House ahead of the May 29 inauguration in Abuja. President Buhari also conferred national honours of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic on the President-elect and his vice president-elect Kashim Shettima Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger.
Speaking at the occasion, President-elect Tinubu stated that there is work to be done in all sectors of Nigerian social/economic activity to get the nation back on its feet.
“I must run this race and must do it well,” said Tinubu
“On security, the economy, agriculture, jobs, education, health and power and in all other sectors we must make headway. The people deserve no less. In this, I shall not disappoint the nation.”
He thank Buhari for a successful transition
“This stately occasion is living evidence that Nigeria is a vibrant and true democracy.
“All of us here bear witness to this inspiring proceeding where one leader bestows personal honor on his successor. Also, that leader does his utmost to exchange the baton of government by ensuring that his successor is as well-prepared as possible for the task at hand.
“Our way shall not always be smooth. Yet we are imbued with faith in our purpose and a firm belief in our collective ability to overcome the challenges that confront us.”

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