It’s a new beginning in Nigeria as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is sworn in as the new President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. This is likely the first time in the history of Nigeria that a proven political leader is being sworn in as the Commander-in-Chief. His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT), GCFR is a self-made man who fought his way to the top while bringing others up with him. He is a survivor who has never been afraid to be disruptive and stand up to domineering and oppressive leaders.
BAT is bold and courageous, and that is exactly what Nigeria needs at this critical moment. We need a leader with a proven track record of success and unyielding tenacity. The tenacity to fight corruption, fix our broken educational system so that we may prepare our children for 21st century jobs, the tenacity to restore law and order, remove fuel subsidy that only enriches a handful of corrupt leaders, and the tenacity to transform our economy through diversification & investments in new industries with amazing potentials (agriculture, clean energy, tourism, entertainment, research and innovation and so much more).
I believe that he is a leader that will invest in grooming new patriotic, selfless, and progressive leaders with the capacity and capability to contribute to a new Nigeria with ‘renewed hope’ regardless of their family lineage, economic status or political alignment. I am optimistic that we will witness the transformation of Nigeria.
May God grant you the strength, good health, wisdom and a team that is as committed to a new Nigeria as you are. I pray that God blesses you, all Nigerians, and our beloved country.
Prof. Wale Sulaiman MD, PhD., FRCS(C), CON