Aswáju Bola Tinubu, the next president of Nigeria, visited Lagos on Sunday and reassured Nigerians that he would not disappoint them.
At the Presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Tinubu was greeted with a raucous reception.
In Lagos, he was greeted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, Chief of Staff Tayo Ayinde, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and other high-ranking officials.
The train then arrived to the Iga-Iduganran Palace, where the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, along with several other traditional rulers in the state and White Cap chiefs were already waiting.
Aswáj compared the primaries and election he endured to a World Cup competition, thanking God and the people for his eventual win before a modest audience gathered inside the palace.
He stated that his message was one of appreciation, adding that he would work diligently for Nigeria from day one and would not let the people down.
Speaking in Yoruba, he thanked Oba Akiolu and the state’s other traditional rulers for their prayers and support.
Oba Akiolu described the incoming president as a rare breed “destined for the highest levels of leadership.”
Other traditional rulers gathered at the palace included Oba Saheed Elegushi of the Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom and Oba Omogbolahan Lawal of Iruland.
Former Deputy Governor Femi Pedro, former Lagos Commissioner for Environment Muiz Banire, and All Progressives Congress State Woman Leader Hon. Jumoka Okoya-Thomas were also present at the palace.