Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s president-elect, on the occasion of his 71st birthday, has noted that Nigerians have already given him the best birthday present by electing him to lead them.
The former Lagos State governor assured that he is committed to rebuilding the country and renewing the “hope of the Nigerian people”.
Tinubu in a message to Nigerians on Wednesday, said the greatest birthday gift he has ever received is the chance to lead the country.
The president-elect said his promises were not mere words to win over citizens but a bond with them.
“With such a privilege already granted to me, I will not go so far as to suggest I am due any birthday presents this year. I have already been given the greatest gift,” he said.
“A chance to lead and fulfill destiny. An opportunity to champion your aspirations and to bring about the Nigeria of your dreams.
“I will, instead, use this day as an opportunity to reiterate my commitment to the great and important task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the hope of the Nigerian people. I campaigned hard and made important promises.
“Those promises were not mere words; professed glibly or cynically to win support. They represent a bond that binds me to the task of creating a better Nigeria for the benefit of every Nigerian, whether you voted for me or not.”