President-elect Bola Tinubu has promised to live up to the expectations of Nigerians by addressing all the challenges confronting the country.
Mr Tinubu said this on Sunday during the presidential inauguration banquet and gala night at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja.
The president-elect said poverty and inconsistency in policies were some of the many challenges confronting the nation.
He assured that none of these would be an excuse for non-performance by his administration, saying there would not be excuses for failure.
“Resilience, determination, courage, love in diversity, though our tongues and tribes differ,” Mr Tinubu noted.
He added, “By tomorrow afternoon, my predecessor will be heading to Daura on the border with Niger, but I have told him not to worry as 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.”
On the resilient nature of Nigerians, Mr Tinubu said Nigeria had “stumbled several times but had never faltered.”
“We can be squeaky like old mama’s car, but we will never break apart. We are just a unique country,” stated Mr Tinubu.
Meanwhile, first lady Aisha Buhari earlier, in the company of the incoming first lady Oluremi Tinubu, Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima and his wife, launched a book titled ‘Renewed Hope, Greater Together’.