President Muhammad Buhari said that it in order for him to pass the race baton of leadership to another person, having done his part in the past eight
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Buhari said this, Thursday, after he conferred the national honours of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic and the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, respectively.
The investitures, which took place at the State House Conference Center of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was part of the lineup of events for the 2023 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony slated for Monday, May 29.
Buhari also performed the Handover of Transition Documents and transferred the Baton of Service to the President-elect.
“I am confident that Nigeria is in capable hands as we embark on this new chapter.
“I have run a good race. I have finished my course. It is now time for another to take up the baton.
“Once again, I congratulate President-elect, Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima on their well deserved investiture,” Buhari said at the event.