By Ibiyemi Mathew
Nigeria’s President-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised Nigerians that he will not disappoint them.
Tinubu who won a keenly contested election in February with 8,794,726 votes made this promise during his investiture ceremony to receive the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) in Abuja.
Delivering his address titled, “I Dedicate Myself to National Purpose and Destiny,”, Tinubu noted that he is a beneficiary of the support and goodwill of the people of Nigeria, promising that he will not disappoint the trust conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari and millions of Nigerians.
Praising the outgoing President, Tinubu commended President Buhari for demonstrating courage in taking tough decisions others avoided.
According to Tinubu, “one of 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 honor 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.”
Tinubu also credited his victory at the polls to the citizens of Nigeria stating that he is a simple man who is the beneficiary of the support and goodwill of the people of Nigeria.
Commenting on the task of governance that lies ahead of his administration, Tinubu said, “You have done your part, Mr. President. Now, that great duty descends on me. I understand the meaning of the honor 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,” he concluded.
Tinubu also expressed his appreciation for the transition documents and the committed work performed by the transition council headed by the Secretary to Government of the Federation.