For many Nigerians, this signals a new beginning after being disillusioned by past administrations that have governed the country since it returned to democracy in 1999.
Read their statements below:
“President Muhammadu Buhari & Vice President @ProfOsinbajo congratulations. We look forward to rebuilding our nation with you. #DemocracyDay”- Mo Abudu
“Thank You President Jonathan for giving meaning to democracy. Congratulations President-Elect Buhari!
#NigeriaWins!”- Obi Asika
“Say hello to the new Presidoooo of Nigeria
#Saibaba #SaiBuhari . Congratulations Gen Muhammadu Buhari”- Orezi
“CONGRATULATIONS!! TO THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA! GEN.MUHAMMADU BUHARI! CHANGE IS HERE”- Uti Nwachukwu
“May God be with these two great men. Change has come! #MrPresident #MrVicePresident #Democracy“- Beverly Naya
“After a long wait..the change we waited for is here. Grateful for a smooth transition when others predicted our demise..I pray this the spark we have been waiting for as a nation. Long road ahead…but at least lets start heading in the right direction and hope this government works for the people instead of against them“- Tec of SDC
“We pray GMB makes the needed moves to move team Nigeria forward positively in Jesus name….“- Rugged Man
“HAPPY DEMOCRACY DAY … new start … New beginning #Nigeria“- DJ Jimmy Jatt
“It’s official! Welcome Mr President GMB!“- 2face Idibia
“Welcome Mr President. Nigerians have spoken #change is here. God bless Nigeria“- Gbenga Adeyinka
“Three things I learnt from our modern-day Abraham Lincoln Gen. Buhari. 1. Never listen to people who say. You can’t do it,you are not qualified etc. 2. In times of peace,prepare for war. i.e strategize ahead of time. 3. Keep trying and trying, and trying. Get it or die trying. #BANS philosophy“- T.R
“I pray God grant u the power nd strength to take this great country to the next level ijn, somebody say amen“- Solid Star
“May God graNt u the wisdom and power u need to Rule.“-Tonto Dikeh
“May God Grant You The Wisdom & The Strength To Move Us Forward In Unity , Faith , Peace & Progress. Amen!“- DJ Spinall
“It’s Democracy Day! The dawn of a new government. May this new government bring a turn round for good in our country IJN….. May the Lord put his fear in the hearts of our leaders IJN…… Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria! HAPPY DEMOCRACY DAY FELLOW NIGERIANS!….. May we always have cause to celebrate for good in this country IJN“- Mercy Aigbe
“HE HAS ARRIVED, OUR PRESIDENT! TOOK HIM 14YRS BUT HE BELIEVED, AND THEN WE BELIEVED, THE MAN BASED ON BELIEF, WELCOME SIR, MAY YOU MOVE US ALL FORWARD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. #LEVELZ #BOB #HAPPYDEMOCRACYDAY#WELCOMEMRPRESIDENT“- Black Magic
“We believe in a New Nigeria, We believe in OUR PRESIDENT“- Tomi Odunsi
All over social media, Nigerians are congratulating the incoming administration and reminding them of the task ahead.