Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that he and President Muhammadu Buhari will defend the trust Nigerians reposed in them.
He gave the assurance on Wednesday night during the Presidential inauguration state banquet organised for him and the President at the old Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja.
Osinbajo said that the best days just begun with the inauguration of the Next Level administration.
He said: “We will defend the trust Nigerians reposed in us. The best years of Nigeria begins today (Wednesday).”
Osinbajo who disclosed that between 12 midnight on Tuesday to 10:30am on Wednesday, there was no President and Vice President, commended Senate President, Bukola Saraki for not taking advantage and trying anything funny.
The vice president said: “From 12 last night (Tuesday) to 10:30am on Wednesday, there was virtually no President and Vice President. We were happy that there was no problem.
“I will like to thank Mr. Senate President for not doing anything funny.” he said
Many guests had difficulty accessing the venue of the dinner due to traffic jam.
Some diplomats attended reception, where a toast to the Federal Republic of Nigeria was led by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole said that those who thought Nigeria will be insurmountable were already having a rethink, adding that no matter the challenges, it is incontrovertible that Nigeria is bigger than its problems.
The guests at the banquet included the vice president’s wife Dolapo; former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon; Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan; House of Representatives Leader Femi Gbajabiamila; Service chiefs, heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), royal fathers and members of the diplomatic corps.