Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting
Against all odds, former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been sworn in as the 16th president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the Eagle Square, Abuja, Nigeria.
The oath of office was administered by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola at the ongoing inauguration of the new administration at Eagles Square, Abuja
Earlier, his vice and former governor of Bornu State, Kassim Shettima, was sworn in at the same venue.
Tinubu, who took at oath at about 10:38a.m, took over from President Muhammadu Buhari whose two-term tenure of eight years ends today.
The presidential parade for the inauguration of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s President had earlier commenced at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha arrived at the venue at past 10am.
Tinubu, his wife, Remi; as well as Vice-President Shettima and his wife, Nana has also earlier arrived at the venue.
Also at the venue of the inauguration ground are dignitaries including Akinwumi Adesina, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, and Jim Ovia.
Others are Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo; Rwanda President, Paul Kagame; former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola; Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State; and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
Others present include service chiefs, heads of security agencies, governors, former governors, serving and former ministers as well as chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC).