Bola Tinubu Sworn In as President of Nigeria, Announces Subsidy Removal
In a historic moment for Nigeria, Bola Tinubu has officially been inaugurated as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Taking over from Muhammadu Buhari, Tinubu assumes office with a promise to uphold the rule of law, safeguard the nation, promote inclusivity, and revamp the economy. This article provides an overview of the inauguration and highlights Tinubu’s key announcements, including the removal of fuel subsidy.
A New Era Begins:
After a highly contested presidential election on February 25, Bola Tinubu emerged as the winner with 8,794,726 votes, defeating his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). As the fifth democratically elected Nigerian President in the Fourth Republic, Tinubu follows in the footsteps of his predecessors, including Muhammadu Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, and Olusegun Obasanjo.
The inauguration ceremony was a momentous occasion, with dignitaries, world leaders, and distinguished guests in attendance. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, administered the oath of office to Tinubu and his Vice President, Kashim Shettima. In his first speech as President, Tinubu expressed gratitude to his opponents and emphasized the importance of unity and inclusivity.
Addressing the nation, President Tinubu outlined his vision for Nigeria’s future. He declared the removal of fuel subsidy, citing the unsustainable costs in the face of dwindling resources. Tinubu also pledged to create one million jobs in the digital economy, collaborate with the National Assembly to develop a comprehensive Jobs and Prosperity bill, and review multiple taxations to attract companies and stimulate economic growth.
As Tinubu assumes office, expectations run high regarding his cabinet appointments, which are expected to be announced within 60 days. The new President has expressed his commitment to leading the country with integrity and putting the interests of the Nigerian people above his own. With a focus on the rule of law, national security, inclusivity, and economic reforms, Nigeria embarks on a new era under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu.
The inauguration of Bola Tinubu as the President of Nigeria marks a significant milestone in the country’s democratic journey. With his promises to tackle corruption, promote economic growth, and foster unity, Nigerians eagerly anticipate the realization of these goals. As the nation embraces change, President Tinubu’s leadership will shape the trajectory of Nigeria’s future.