FG releases timetable for Tinubu/Shettima’s inauguration

The Federal Government has released the timetable for the inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Kashim Shettima as the vice president.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Transition Committee, Boss Mustapha disclosed this while addressing journalists on Thursday.

According to him, activities for the inauguration is expected to last eight days.

“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 

“Gentlemen of the press, 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.

“In a demonstration of this commitment, the president has directed all relevant government institutions to cooperate with and support the transition process through engagement with the president-elect’s team,” he said.

Mustapha said all the events will be broadcast live on all major stations and streamed on various social media platforms.  

The transition council chairperson added that invited presidents, heads of governments and international organisations heads have confirmed their attendance to grace the events. 

Below is the schedule of activities marking the 2023 presidential inauguration: 

May 18, 2023World press conference by the secretary to the government of the federationThe Rotunda hall, ministry of foreign affairs, CBD, Abuja
23rd May, 20237:00 PMRegimental dinner in honour of the commander in chiefArmed forces officers mess
24th May, 2023Valedictory federal executive council meeting council chambersPresidential Villa
25th May, 202310:00 AMInvestiture of the president-elect and vice-president-elect with the national honors of grand commander of the order of the federal republic (GCFR) and grand commander of order of the Niger (GCON) respectively and handover of transition documentsState House Conference Centre
26th May, 202310:00am & 1:30 pmPublic lecture and Jumaat prayerNational mosque
27th May, 202310:00 AMInauguration lecture on the topic: Deepening democracy for integration and development by his excellency, Uhuru M. Kenyatta, former president of KenyaInternational conference centre
27th May, 2023Children’s day program
10:00 AM1- ParadeOld Parade Ground
2:00 PM2- Children’s PartyState house conference centre
28th May, 202310:00 AMInter-denominational church serviceNational christian centre
28th May, 202310:00 AMInauguration Dinner/Gala NightState house conference centre
29th May, 202310:00 AMInauguration parade/swearing-inEagle square, CBD
29th May, 20231:30 PMPost inauguration luncheonState house banquet hall

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