The inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo held at Eagle Square in the nation’s capital Abuja, was a high profile event with as many as 50 global leaders in attendance. United States Secretary of State John Kerry led the American delegation while President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, and President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe were also among the dignitaries in attendance.
With the Oath-taking now over, it is clear knowledge that Nigeria faces a number of problems in need of immediate solutions.
His ability and determination to follow through on this pledge will matter greatly to the people of Africa’s most populous nation.
Buhari has seemingly identified four focus areas in need of immediate attention. In his inauguration speech, the President listed ‘Boko Haram, the Niger Delta situation, the power shortages and unemployment especially among young people’ as issues in need of urgent solutions.
The widespread feeling among Nigerians towards the Buhari administration is positive. Buhari’s well publicized lack of tolerance for corruption makes him a perfect choice to tackle the widespread corruption in Nigeria’s institutions. His campaign of ‘CHANGE’ has also won lots of supporters who are eager to see his government rebuild the country after years of mismanagement under Goodluck Jonathan and other past leaders.
As Buhari and his yet to be named team resumes duty of salvaging the nation, they carry the hopes of millions of Nigerians, who in recent years have had scant reason to be hopeful.