We originally hosted live coverage of President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria’s Inauguration here on CP-Africa. If you missed the live coverage, here are two videos that cover the inauguration below. Also read our text account of what happened during the inauguration below.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s Inauguration
President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria was sworn in as Nigeria’s 14th Head of State yesterday. At the swearing in ceremony, Jonathan promised to fight corruption and defend democracy across Africa.
Thousands of invited guests were present including the Presidents of Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Uganda, Liberia, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
School children also performed various colorful routines as part of the celebration.
In his inauguration speech, Jonathan pledged to Nigerians thus:
“Over the next four years attention will be focused on rebuilding our infrastructure. We will create greater access to quality education and improve health care delivery. We will pay special attention to the agricultural sector to enable it to play its role of ensuring food security and massive job creation for our teeming population.”
“This is a new dawn for Africa. We fought for decolonization. We will now fight for democratization. Nigeria, in partnership with the African Union, will lead the process for democracy and development in Africa. In particular, we will support the consolidation of democracy, good governance, and human rights in the continent. Africa must develop its vast resources to tackle poverty and underdevelopment.”
UPDATE: LIVE COVERAGE OVER
Watch President Goodluck Jonathan’s Inauguration live/online on May 29, 2011 via the video stream below. Check back with us then for your live stream.