I won’t Disappoint Nigerians, Tinubu Assures Buhari
The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, assured the outgoing president, Muhammadu Buhari and millions of Nigerians, that he will not disappoint their trust.
Tinubu gave the pledge while delivering his acceptance speech after his investure as Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR, at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja.
He affirmed that he understands the magnitude of the honour conferred upon him and the corresponding task ahead.
“I understand the magnitude of the honour conferred on me today and the task ahead. Nigerians deserve no less. You have charted the course and I shall not disappoint you,” he said.
The conferment makes Tinubu the 16th person to hold the GCFR Honour.
Those before him are Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Shehu Shagari, Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shonekan, Sani Abacha, Moshood Abiola, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.
Others who have been conferred with the title include British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and former Libyan Leader, Muammar Gaddafi.
Buhari also conferred vice president-elect Kashim Shettima. with the honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger.
Earlier, he handed three key transition documents to the president-elect in line with Executive Order 14 mandating the transition council to issue handover notes containing, amongst other things, proposed policy direction to the incoming administration.