HeadlineI Won’t Disappoint You - Tinubu Assures Buhari, Nigerians

I Won’t Disappoint You – Tinubu Assures Buhari, Nigerians




May 25, (THEWILL) – The incoming President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday, assured outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari, that he understands the magnitude of the task ahead as he prepares to take on the mantle of leadership, saying, “I shall disappoint neither them nor you, Mr. President.”

Tinubu spoke on Thursday, in Abuja, at the conference Centre of the State House, where he was conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR), by President Buhari.

President Buhari who conferred the honour, reassured that Nigeria is in good hands with Tinubu.


The President, who said he has “run a good race, finish the fight” and it was time for him to pass the baton, urged Tinubu not to forget that leadership comes with enormous responsibility

In his response, Tinubu assured President Buhari that he will not disappoint him and Nigerians.

His words: “I understand the honour given to me today and the magnitude of the task ahead; whether you go to Daura or Niger Republic, expect knocks on your doors.

“President Buhari, you have shown courage in taking tough decisions others avoided One such decision was to recognize the injustice of the annulment of the 1993 election, to designate June as Democracy Day, and to bestow the nation’s highest honour on the late MKO Abiola.

“As much as anyone could, you reached back into history to set the record straight and heal a festering wound. The justice you did in this matter lends special meaning to today.

“I am a simple man who is the beneficiary of the support and goodwill of the people of Nigeria. The people have put their trust in us. You have done your part Mr. President.

“Now, that great duty descends on me. I understand the meaning of the honour given to me today and of the task that awaits.

“I must run this race and must do it well. 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 disappoint neither them nor you, Mr President.”

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