FG announces official date of events for Tinubu’s inauguration
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) on Thursday has announced Tuesday, May 23 for the official commencement of events for the inauguration of president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a tweet shared by the Ministry of Information and Culture, the inauguration proceedings will start with a high-profile world press conference which is currently ongoing in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Neptune Prime reports that the order of events was confirmed via a tweet from Bayo Onanuga, the Director of Media and Publicity for Bola Tinubu’s presidential campaign.
Onanuga in his tweeted stated: “Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has unveiled the Inauguration Programme for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the 16th President of Nigeria. The events will commence on May 23.”
— Fed Min of Info & Cu (@FMICNigeria) May 18, 2023
The list of activities lined up for the inauguration event are as follows.
1. World Press Conference by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The event is slated for Thursday, May 18, at the Rotunda Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja.
2. Regimental Dinner in Honour of the Commander in Chief. The dinner event will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at the Armed Forces Mess.
3. Valedatory Federal Executive Council Meeting at the FEC Chamber, Aso Villa, on Wednesday, May 24.
4. Investiture of the president-elect and the vice president-elect with the national honour of GCFR and GCON at the State House Conference Centre on Thursday, May 25.
5. Public Lecture and Jumaat Prayer at the national mosque on Friday, May 26.
6. Children’s Day Parade and Party at the Old Parade Ground and the State House on Saturday, May 27.
7. Inauguration lecture by Uhuru Kenyatta, former President of Kenya, at the International Conference Centre on Saturday, May 27.
8. Inter-denominational church service at the National Christian Centre on Sunday, May 28.
9. Inauguration/Swearing-in at Eagle Square on Monday, May 29.
10. Post-Inauguration Luncheon at the State House Banquet Hall on Monday, May 29.