The national honors ceremony, which took place in the State House Conference Center of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, was part of the schedule of events for the 2023 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, which is scheduled for Monday, May 29.
He also handed over transition documents and passed the baton of service to the President-elect.
Buhari stated at the gathering, “I am confident that Nigeria is in capable hands as we embark on this new chapter.”
According to him, the President said: “I have run a good race; I have finished my course. It is now time for another to take up the baton.”
“Today, I am so proud to have handed over to you, my successor, Your Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, three key documents that will guide you as you aim to define a path for your administration.”
“It’s my earnest desire that you will find these documents useful, as this would be the first time in the history of this country that such detailed documentation will be produced for handover to a new administration. I strongly encourage you to uphold this legacy and make the experience even better for your successor by the time you are to leave office.”
” It may also interest you to know that apart from these three documents, all the ministries and their agencies have also prepared their handover notes, ready to brief their new political leadership. I want to sincerely thank the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and his team for this great feat.”