Calabar - Concerned Nigerians have continued to react to the inaugural speech of President Muhammadu Buhari as he assumed office as the 5th democratically elected President of Nigeria.
A cross section of residents, who spoke with media in Calabar, lauded the inaugural speech of the President.
Professor Okechukwu Obinna, a lecturer from University of Calabar, said that Buhari’s inaugural speech showed he was ready to pilot the affairs of the country in the next four years.
Obinna described the speech at resourceful, adding that it shows the President was ready to serve all Nigerians, not minding their political or religious affiliation.
"The content of Buhari’s speech showed a man who is ready to make sacrifices in order to better the lives of all Nigerians.
"Buhari said he belongs to everybody, and he belongs to nobody.
"This shows that he is going to be president for the whole country, whether you are from the North or South, PDP or APC," he said.
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According to him, the Buhari’s speech shows that he was ready to live above board and lead a government that would accommodates all.
Obinna urged Buhari to fight corruption, provide security for Nigerians, reduce unemployment and ensure affordable power supply for economic growth.
Michael Etta, a legal practitioner, described Buhari’s speech as 'hope for the nation', urging him to embark on policies that would improve the welfare and security of Nigerians.
Etta urged him to be careful in choosing members of his Federal Executive Council, adding that he should search for Nigerians of incorruptible records.
Paul Aseme, a resident of Calabar, said that Buhari’s inaugural speech was a powerful agenda for Nigeria.
Aseme urged Buhari to make a success of his administration and further deepen democratic governance, especially in a federation like Nigeria by sustaining the rule of law.
He lauded former President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting defeat and conducting a peaceful hand over to the new government.
"History will not forget Jonathan as a man who laid an enduring foundation for democracy in Nigeria.
"For this singular act, Jonathan has won World’s recognition,'' he said.