InformAfrica — Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn-in as the progressive President of Nigeria. History was made in Nigeria on May 29 as the new President, who is respected for his stance against corruption, was sworn into office.
The swearing-in took place at the Eagles Square in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Several former Nigerian leaders, as well as other world leaders converged on the Federal Capital Territory to witness the highly anticipated inauguration. This is said to be the biggest event to hold in Nigeria this 2015 year.
According to Nigeria’s Channels TV, President Muhammadu Buhari in his inaugural speech—commended the determination of Nigerians, crediting them for the peaceful elections and successful transition into a new government.
He called the event of his inauguration an occasion to celebrate the freedom of Nigeria and cherish its democracy as it is a triumph for the country. The sworn-in president also highlighted the economy and security as major tasks for his administration.
President Buhari believes that the Nigerian economy is in trouble and called for capital management to tackle the problems facing the economy.
Highlighting the major problems facing the economy as falling external reserves and power shortage, he appealed to workers and employees to unite to increase productivity to grow the economy. Buhari also plans to revamp the Nigerian education sector.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was also sworn-in as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on the same day. May the economy of Nigeria and her people, continue to rise and shine—as the new government pledge to bring the needed change to the country—fondly referred to as the Heart of Africa!