Nigeria’s 16th President, Tinubu to Take Oath of Office Today


Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be inaugurated as the country’s 16th president, succeeding outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place today at the Eagle Square in Abuja, where Tinubu, along with Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima, will take their oaths of office.

Simultaneously, 28 governors, including 18 newly elected ones, will also be sworn in across their respective states.

Tinubu’s assumption of office comes at a critical time, with the country grappling with a debt crisis and various post-election challenges.

Nigeria’s new central and state governments will face the task of addressing a staggering public debt of N77 trillion, high unemployment rate, widespread poverty, and degraded sectors such as education, health, and aviation.

Additionally, security challenges have escalated since the general election.

Some of the key expectations from the citizens include tackling insecurity, unemployment, and improving infrastructure.

In a separate event, Nigeria’s new First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, assured the Nigerian people that the country’s wealth belongs to them and will be used for their benefit.

She emphasized the importance of utilizing the country’s resources to improve the lives of citizens, urging prayers from religious leaders for the success of her husband’s administration.