Inauguration: Bring succour, comfort to Nigerians, AA tasks President Tinubu
The Action Alliance (AA) in Lagos State has congratulated the newly-inaugurated President Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Sen. Kashim Shettima, urging them to bringing succour and comfort to Nigerians. Alhaji Nureni Ayinla-Oniru, the Lagos state Chairman of AA, gave the task after the swearing-in of Tinubu and Shettima as President and Vice President, respectively, on Monday in Abuja.
Ayinla-Oniru said that Nigerians over the years had been denied the whole essence of government, which were security and welfare of citizens. “The new administration should try to bring the comfort needed for the commonman so that, at the end, everyone will be happy and proud to be a Nigerian,” he said.
Specifically, Ayinla-Oniru urged the new inaugurated vice president to use his youthfulness to change the tenor of governance. “Our new vice president should use his youthfulness to support the new president because the truth is that the youthfulness of vice president like him is needed to actually project whatever they have written in their manifestoes.
“We are aware that the problem is not about the manifestoes but about translating them into workable reality.
“We want to congratulate Alhaji Kashim Shettima, but it was luck that he was chosen to support our Lagosian (Tinubu) that is having the opportunity to be at helms of affairs.
“We know that he is more needed to let the government work the way it should,” the chairman said.
Ayinla-Oniru, however, said that his party would be looking forward to a better future and future elections.
Tinubu and Shettima were sworn-in as president and vice president at about 10.40 a.m. at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday, after expiration of the two-term tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The high points of the event was the taking of the oaths of office and allegiance by Shettima as the 16th Vice President and Tinubu as the 16thPresident of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Various cultural performances and parade by the Armed Forces and Police also featured at the occasion.
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