Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in as the 15th president of Nigeria.
President Buhari was sworn in at exactly 10.55am (Nigerian local time) after taking the oath of office with his wife by his side. Moments before, Yemi Osinbajo was also sworn in as the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Administering the oath of office for the President and his Vice was the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmoud Mohammed.
The event was held at the Eagles Square in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.
Past Nigerian leaders as well as other world leaders converged at the Federal Capital Territory to witness the inauguration.
President Buhari, who had previously ruled the country in a military regime from 1983 – 1985 takes over the mantle of power from now former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Meanwhile, a 21-gun salute has been performed in honour of the swearing in and President Buhari has performed his first role as president, by inspecting the parade.
In his inaugural speech, President Buhari commended the determination of Nigerians, crediting them for the peaceful elections and successful transition into a new government.
He called the event of his inauguration an occasion to celebrate the freedom of Nigeria and cherish its democracy as it is a triumph for the country.
President Buhari also spoke about Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who conceded defeat in the presidential election held on March 28.
“I will like to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for the display of statesmanship in setting a precedence for us that has now made our people to be proud to be Nigerians wherever they are,” he said.
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