- The ceremony will mark the 7th consecutive transition of power in Nigeria and makes Tinubu the 16th President of the West African country.
- Voters expect Tinubu, 71, to create jobs, fix the economy and enhance security.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has left the country for Abuja to represent President William Ruto during the inauguration of Nigeria’s incoming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday.
Tinubu will take the presidential oath of office to lead the Federal Republic of Nigeria for a four-year term.
The ceremony will mark the 7th consecutive transition of power in Nigeria and makes Tinubu the 16th President of the West African country.
Kenya and Nigeria share strong ties across many sectors, such as agriculture, technology, renewable energy, and the service industry.
“On behalf of the people of Kenya, President William Ruto congratulates Nigeria and its new President and wishes them the very best,” a statement from the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary said.
The Kenyan government pledged to collaborate closely with the incoming administration for a successful and peaceful tenure.
Tinubu, a former governor of the country’s commercial capital, Lagos, was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election ahead of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Opposition parties have challenged the electoral process and result, citing irregularities, vote rigging and a lack of transparency in the electoral commission’s methods.
A hearing into their complaints began on May 8 and is slated to end on June 23.
More than a third of the country’s population is currently unemployed, and voters expect Tinubu, 71, to create jobs, fix the economy and enhance security.
Tinubu has also pledged to boost farming and address unreliable power systems and cut fuel subsidies.