The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reiterated his resolve not to disappoint the trust conferred upon him by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and millions of Nigerians.
Tinubu made this vow, on Thursday, during his acceptance speech after he was conferred with the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja.
He also affirmed that he understands the magnitude of the honour conferred upon him and the corresponding task ahead.
He said, “I understand the magnitude of the honour conferred on me today and the task ahead. Nigerians deserve no less.
“You (Buhari) have charted the course and I shall not disappoint you.”
Tinubu’s conferment makes him the 16th person to be honored with the GCFR.
Other Heads of state, Presidents and dignitaries conferred with the honor include: Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Shehu Shagari, Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shonekan, Sani Abacha, Moshood Abiola, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.
Others who have been conferred with the title include British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and former Libyan Leader, Muammar Gaddafi.
The Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, was also conferred with the honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger.
The PUNCH reported that earlier, Buhari handed three key transition documents to the president-elect in line with Executive Order 14 mandating the transition council to issue handover notes containing, amongst other things, proposed policy direction to the incoming administration.