President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the country will be more prosperous under Bola Tinubu’s administration expected to take off next week.
Buhari said this at the conferment of national awards on the President-elect and Vice President-elect held at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja on Thursday.
“The Nigerian people have recongised your leadership qualities, political acumen, and passion to serve our great nation and have entrusted you with the burden of governing our beloved country.
“I have no doubt that Nigeria will continue to thrive and achieve new heights under your leadership. You are the best candidate for the elections and Nigerians have chosen wisely,” President Buhari said
While hailing Tinubu for what he described as his “transformative leadership” in Lagos while he led the state between 1999 and 2007 as Governor, President Buhari said such speaks volumes of the President-elect’s dedication to the welfare of the Nigerian people.
According to him, Tinubu is someone committed to the unity of the country and has in the past shown such qualities.
He, however, reminded Tinubu and Shettima that the nation faces a lot of challenges and urged them to be compassionate, lead with wisdom, and exhibit transparency when they take over next Monday.
“These are the foundations upon which our national progress and development can be laid,”