The senior special assistant to president Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, has made clarifications on the comments made by the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, about the president’s inauguration on May 29, being a low-key ceremony.
Shehu explained that while May 29th remains significant as the inauguration day, all ceremonies associated with the inauguration have been deferred to June 12.
He further explained that the May 29 inauguration will still be marked because according to the constitution, the four-year term officially ends on the 29th.
On the venue of the event, he noted that it would take place at the eagles square, Abuja and the missions in the country, embassies, and other key figures will be duly represented.
The information minister had during a press conference, explained that the country cannot afford two major celebrations within a two-week interval.
He noted that details of the events slated for the two ceremonies will be unveiled at a world press conference on May 20, 2019, in Abuja.