President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said he understands the magnitude of the task ahead as he prepares to take on the mantle of leadership from Monday.
President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima were on Thursday conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Grand Commander of Order of the Niger (GCON) respectively.
Speaking after receiving the honour in Abuja, Tinubu told President Muhammdu Buhari to “expect knocks” on his door
He said: “I understand the honour given to me today and the magnitude of the task ahead; whether you go to Daura or Niger Republic, expect knocks on your doors.
Tinubu, who praised Buhari for honouring the late MKO Abiola, is expected to be sworn in as 16th Nigerian President on May 29.
“President Buhari, you have shown courage in taking tough decisions others avoided. One of such decision was to recognize the injustice of the annulment of the 1993 election, to designate June 12 as Democracy Day, and to bestow the nation’s highest honour on the late MKO Abiola,” Tinubu said.
“As much as anyone could, you reached back into history to set the record straight and heal a festering wound. The justice you did in this matter lends special meaning to today.
“I am a simple man who is the beneficiary of the support and goodwill of the people of Nigeria. The people have put their trust in us. You have done your part Mr. President.
“Now, that great duty descends on me. I understand the meaning of the honour given to me today and of the task that awaits.