No Excuses, I Will Live Up To Expectations – Tinubu Assures Nigerians

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Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu says his administration will address poverty, inconsistency in policies and many other problems confronting the nation.

“No excuses. I will live up to all expectations,” he added.

The President–elect stated this on Sunday night at the presidential inauguration banquet/gala night at the State House Conference Center, Abuja.

Earlier, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, in the company of Tinubu, incoming First Lady, Remi Tinubu, Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima and his wife unveiled a book titled “Renewed Hope, Greater together.”

Tinubu noted that though there are many issues confronting the country, including corruption, poverty and policy inconsistency, none of them would be an excuse for nonperformance by his administration, saying there will be no excuses for failure.

“To the many Heads of State present here, our brothers and sisters, celebrating with us, I thank you, but I want to say clearly for us to take away what lessons has Nigerian democracy taught the rest of Africa, if not the whole world.

“Resilience, determination, courage, love in diversity, though our tongues and tribes differ. By tomorrow afternoon, my predecessor is heading to Daura, on the border with Niger, but I have told him not to worry, he will still get a knock on his door. No matter how short a man is, he will see the sky. I will still be able to find him when I need his help.

“Here is a country that has stumbled several times, but has never faltered. We can be squeaky like an old mama’s car, but we will never break apart. We are just a unique country.

“We must fight corruption, poverty, inconsistencies in policies and many other problems confronting us, but don’t pity me, I asked for the job, I campaigned for it, no excuses, I will live up to the bill delivered. I promise you” he said.


In his speech, outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari, thanked the dignitaries who have come to honour Nigeria, again pointed out the success the country just achieved with the election, which produced the incoming set of leaders, noting that the electoral process has given power back to the Nigerian electorate.

“I congratulate fellow Nigerians who have realized their power that their votes count. I’m looking forward to tomorrow to fly to my base and going back to my cows and sheep, which are much easier to control than fellow Nigerians.

“Your Excellencies, Heads of States and Government, and their representatives that have come to share this day with us, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I thank very much and I say goodbye to you and wish us the best of luck,” he said.

Some of the world leaders seen at the colourful event included the Presidents of South Africa Sierra Leone, Ghana, Burundi, Liberia, the Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, the Central Africa Republic, Gabon, the Prime Minister of Morocco, the Vice President of Venezuela and many more.