President Muhammadu Buhari says he has run a good race and finished his course as Nigeria’s leader for the past eight years.
Buhari said this on Thursday, shortly after he conferred the national honours of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic and the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, respectively.
He, therefore, said it is in order for him to pass the baton of service to another leader who will lead the country for the next four years.
The investiture of national honours, which took place at the State House Conference Center of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was part of the lineup of events for the 2023 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony slated for Monday, May 29.
He also performed the Handover of Transition Documents and transferred the Baton of Service to the President-elect.
Speaking at the event, Buhari said “I am confident that Nigeria is in capable hands as we embark on this new chapter.
“I have run a good race. I have finished my course. It is now time for another to take up the baton.
“Once again, I congratulate President-elect, Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima on their well deserved investiture.”