Less Than 3 Weeks To Inauguration, Tinubu Leaves For Europe

Less Than 3 Weeks To Inauguration, Tinubu Leaves For Europe

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria’s “President-elect” has reportedly left the country for Europe less than three weeks to his “inauguration” as Nigeria’s President.

His media aide, Tunde Rahman, made this known in a press statement on Wednesday.

He stated that the trip by his principal would minimize needless distractions and pressure ahead of the inauguration on 29 May.

Tunde pointed out that the “President-elect” would seize the opportunity to streamline his transition programmes, plans and policy options with some of his main aides without distractions and pressures.

He added that Tinubu will also use the opportunity to meet investors and market the country for investment during his tenure.

According to the statement by Tunde: “The trip will reduce unnecessary pressures and distractions on the President-Elect ahead of the May 29 inauguration.”

“He will use the opportunity of the trip to finetune the transition plans and programmes, and his policy options with some of his key aides without unnecessary pressures and distractions.

“During the visit, the President-elect will engage with investors and other key allies with the goal of marketing investment opportunities in the country and his administration’s readiness to enable a business-friendly climate through policies and regulations.

“Already, meetings with multi-sectoral actors in Europe’s business community including manufacturing, agriculture, tech and energy have been lined up.

“Asíwájú Tinubu hopes to convince them of Nigeria’s readiness to do business under his leadership through mutually-beneficial partnerships premised on jobs creation and skills acquisition.

“Reviving the country’s economy forms a major plank of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda and the meeting is part of his efforts to re-establish Nigeria’s importance in the global economic chain and create empowering opportunities for the country’s huge youth population.

“The President-elect has hitherto promised to hit the ground running and the visit is reflective of his commitment to the promise as he has already begun talks with global actors in the important areas of the economy and security.”

“He is scheduled to return shortly for preparations towards his official swearing in as the 16th President of the country on May 29, 2023,” the statement further read.