Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sworn in for second term

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 29, 2019, 03:27 PM(IST)

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari. Photograph:( AFP )

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'I do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria,' Buhari said.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for the second term on Wednesday.

"I do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria," Buhari said, dressed in simple white robes and traditional embroidered cap. "I will preserve, protect and defend the constitution."

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was also sworn into office.

Buhari has vowed to continue his crackdown against corrupt officials. He was re-elected in February.

A few days back, Buhari signed an ambitious budget into law. He approved the spending plan worth 8.92 trillion naira -- about $29 billion based on the official fixed exchange rate of 305 naira to the dollar.

Analysts have criticised budgets under Buhari as "unrealistic", saying they were based on an over-estimation of available income amid volatile global crude prices.

(With inputs from AFP)

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