May 29: 3 Ways Tinubu May Shock Nigerians on His Inauguration Day

May 29: 3 Ways Tinubu May Shock Nigerians on His Inauguration Day

Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, will officially take over from President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29 and become the next Nigerian president.

Assessing his campaigns and political activities in the past few days, the president-elect may shock Nigerians on his inauguration day with some executive orders for him to hit the ground running.

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Things Tinubu may do on his inauguration day that may shock Nigerians Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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The possible executive orders are listed below:

Removal of fuel subsidy

One thing that Tinubu may start his administration with is the removal of the fuel subsidy. Being an economic expert himself, the president-elect, during his campaign, vowed to remove the fuel subsidy, no matter how long Nigerians protested against it.

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai, during his media campaign against the naira redesign policy that shrunk Nigeria's economy a few weeks before the election, said it was not in APC's manifesto to continue with the fuel subsidy.

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Declaring a state of emergency on power

Ensuring stable electricity in Nigeria was one of the things Tinubu vehemently talked about during his campaigns in the 2023 election, and he had promised to ensure that he makes it work. As such, the president-elect may declare an emergency on electricity and stop the estimated bill.

An estimated bill is a long-time electricity payment practice in which the distribution companies (DisCos) bill subscribers without the aid of the meter, either postpaid or prepaid. This usually leads to over-charging consumers and has been described as corrupt.

Upon assuming office in 2015, President Buhari made a move to stop estimated billing by directing all Nigerians to get prepaid meters. Still, only a few were given, while others were asked to pay. Unfortunately, those willing to pay did not get it easily or quickly.

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Declaring Oyetola chief of staff

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Another thing Tinubu may do at his inauguration is to declare his chief of staff and make a few appointments.

The chief of staff position has been said to be reserved for Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, who earlier served as chief of staff to Tinubu when he was the Governor of Lagos or Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives.

However, Tinubu may declare Gboyega Oyetola, a former governor of Osun state who could not secure his second term victory during the 2022 election in the state, as his chief of staff.

The decision might be premised on the fact that Tinubu and Oyetola are believed to be cousins. Tinubu and Oyetola's mothers were said to have the same father. This family bond could influence Tinubu's decision to declare him as his chief of staff at his inauguration.

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Tinubu accepts Wike’s invitation to commission projects in Rivers earlier reported that Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, has accepted the invitation of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to commission some projects in the state.

The governor was said to have invited the president-elect to commission the Rumuola/Rumuokwuta flyover and the new Magistrate Courts Complex on May 3 and 4.

Wike, a chieftain of the PDP, is believed to have worked for the victory of Tinubu, the APC candidate in the February 25 presidential election.


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