FG rolls out programme for Tinubu, Shettima swearing-in

The programme of events for the inauguration of President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, has been released by the Federal Government.

The event, expected to be graced by top dignitaries, foreign Leaders, and Heads of Govts, will be celebrating the 7th consecutive democratic transition of power since the start of democracy in the country.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of Presidential Transition Council, Mr Boss Mustapha, while unveiling the programme at a world press conference in Abuja on Thursday, said arrangements put in place will see to a smooth transition of power on May 29.

Mustapha also assured citizens that nothing will stop the inauguration from holding on May 29th, adding that the litigation in court won’t be a cause for the event not to hold. He added that the inauguration is an opportunity for citizens to experience the togetherness, unity, peace, and progress of Nigeria.

“Monday, 29th May 2023 will be the inauguration Parade/Swearing-In at Eagle Square,” he said while rolling out activities lined up to mark the Presidential inauguration.

Mustapha said: “Let me once again assure Nigerians and indeed the global community of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to the seamless transfer of power to President-Elect, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The upcoming event is historically significant to this great nation and the international community, particularly Africa because of the democratic values and lessons in nationhood. For these reasons, we have chosen, ‘NIGERIA: Better Together’, as the theme for the 2023 transition.

“I am delighted to inform you that May 29, 2023, will mark the 7th consecutive democratic transition of power in Nigeria and on that day, we shall all be ushering in the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The significance of the above is underscored by the desire of this administration to lay a solid foundation for seamless transition of power by institutionalising the process through legislation,” he said.


Published by WonderLady

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