The wife of the President-elect, Remi Tinubu, says her family has been blessed by God and does not need the wealth of Nigeria to survive.
Speaking at the 2023 presidential inauguration interdenominational church service at the National Christian Center, Abuja, on Sunday, Tinubu said the wealth of Nigeria belongs to all and that they would use it for the right thing.
The outgoing Senator representing Lagos Central at the National Assembly asked Nigerians for prayers as they would need the grace of God to live up to the expectations of Nigerians.
She said, “God has been merciful to us. I can tell you on my own that we never believed this could happen. But thank God for giving us hope, for giving us the resilience to continue in the race of life.
Tinubu added, “Ashiwaju is 71 and I will be 63. I bet I will be one of the oldest first ladies Nigeria would have. We need the grace of God and we need everyone to do what Nigerians are expecting.
“Today, God has really proved himself as he did on the night of the primaries and put his seal on it. Because, when I saw the votes count to be 1,271, I said God it means you are here.
“I was humbled to my rock bottom. And to believe that this is the seventh consecutive democratic transition Nigeria will be experiencing shows that this is a time of perfection for Nigeria.
“Perfection in the sense that, in the word of God, I remember for over two years we have been praying in our churches, according to Isaiah 43:18-19, that we should not remember the former things, that God is going to do a new thing. A new thing came and we still kept arguing with God. Who can argue with his maker? No one.
“Today we have heard in Psalm 133:1-3. Except there is unity, lessons cannot flow down. This is the time for Nigerians to come together, for us to be renewed in our hope again. To hope in Nigeria as our young children have sung here today. They are expecting the best for Nigeria.
“Nigeria’s wealth is the commonwealth of all. It belongs to everyone. God has blessed my family. We don’t need the wealth of Nigeria to survive but to do the right thing. And I promise you on this altar, that with your help, with the help of God, who will set this nation on the right path.”
The church service was also attended by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, and Senator-elect Godswill Akpabio, among other dignitaries.