By Emmanuel Adeleke
Wife of the President-elect and incoming first lady, Sen Oluremi Tinubu, has said her family does not need the wealth of the nation to survive as God has blessed them.
She stated this at the interdenominational church service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, on Sunday.
She stressed that the wealth of the nation belongs to all Nigerians and that they would use it for the right thing.
The incoming first lady urged Nigerians to pray for them as they would need the grace of God to live up to the expectation of Nigerians.
Tinubu, who is also the outgoing senator representing Lagos Central at the National Assembly, said Nigeria’s wealth is the commonwealth of all.
“Nigeria 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, we will set this nation on the right path,” she said.
She further said she would be one of Nigeria’s oldest first ladies at 63, saying: “Asiwaju 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.”
The church service was attended by the outgoing 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, amongst other dignitaries.