Expectations are high across the country as Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were at a low key ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday sworn in for a second term in office.
Nigerians have expressed their hope for a better performance by the President Buhari administration in the next four years, with improved economy and Infrastructures development across the country as areas the President must give more attention.
The President vowed for the umpteenth time tackle crippling security threats and root out corruption in the country.
He has been in power since 2015 when he was elected President for a four year tenure but re-elected in February 2019.
“I do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Buhari said, dressed in simple white robes and traditional embroidered cap.
He added, “I will preserve, protect and defend the constitution.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was also sworn into office at the oath taking ceremony administered by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mohammed Tanko at about 10:25am.
Prof. Osinbajo clad in white ‘agbada’ and black cap was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Dapo Osinbajo.
President Buhari arrived at Eagle Square venue of the inauguration.
The President had arrived exactly at 10am alongside his wife, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari and proceeded straight to the podium for the commencement of the ceremony.
Also at the ceremony were President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Other dignitaries including members of the Diplomatic Corps and leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).