Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been sworn into office as President, Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Kayode Ariwoola, administered the oath of office on Tinubu at exactly 10:37am.
He mounted the podium alongside his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu; former President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha Buhari stood behind Tinubu as he took oath of office.
Earlier, Kashim Shettima took the oath as Vice-President as exactly 10:28am.
Tinubu won the February 25, 2023 presidential election, polling 8,794,726 votes.
Tinubu started out as a technocrat; a seasoned accountant.
During his sojourn abroad, he worked for American companies Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and GTE Services Corporation.
And upon his return to Nigeria in 1983, he joined Mobil Oil as an auditor, rising through the ranks to become an executive of the company.
He began to make inroads into the political Hall of Fame in 1992 when he was elected senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District in the short-lived third National Assembly.
He then joined forces with the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), a coalition of democrats demanding the military government led by General Sani Abacha to step down for the acclaimed winner of the 12 June 1993 election, the late Chief MKO Abiola.
After four years in exile, Tinubu returned to the country in 1998 to contest the governorship election in Lagos – his home state – as Nigeria prepared for a transition to democratic rule.
A two-term governor, Tinubu prides himself as the brain behind the transformation of Lagos from the doldrums to one of the largest economies in Africa.
And so do many of his allies who vigorously campaigned for his presidency based on this accomplishment.
Source: Daily Trust