May 29: Tinubu Makes First Speech As 16th President Of Nigeria, Says No Nigerian Will Be Poor During His Tenure

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said no Nigerian will be poor during his administration.

Tinubu stated this while delivering his inaugural speech as the 16th President of Nigeria at Eagle Square today, Monday, May 29, 2023.

He said; “Today permit me to highlight in broad terms the few initiatives that define our concepts of progressives, good governance, and purveyance of Nigeria’s ideal. The principle that will guide our administration is very simple.

“Nigeria will be impartially governed according to the rule of law (constitution). We shall defend the nation from terror and all forms of criminality that threatened the peace and stability of our country.

“We shall remodel our economy to bring our growth and develop the GDP or achieve it much better than we have, I assure you. We we do that through job creation, food security, and an end to extreme poverty.”

He also said his predecessor and former President Muhammadu Buhari has done his best for Nigeria.

He said, “Permit me to say a few words to my predecessor, President Muhammadu Buhari. You have been a honest man and patriotic leader. Buhari has done his best for the nation.”

Tinubu was sworn in as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Similarly, Kashim Shettima was also sworn in as the Vice President of Nigeria.

Chief Justice of the Federation, Olukayode Ariwoola administered the oath of office to the President at 10:40 am, shortly after the Vice President took his oath of office.