Following the tuenput of event after the general elections that produced Tinubu as the President-elect, the outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday, May 25, confer National Honours on both the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettiman with Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).
This was disclosed in a statement shared via Twitter by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi.
Ogunlesi, also revealed that there will be an official handover of transition documents to the incoming administration on same day.
In his view, this process will be the most organized and seamless Presidential Transition in the history of Nigeria, enabled by Executive Order 14 signed by President Buhari.
Boss Mustapha, also noted that the exercise will take place at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja while confirming the investiture of the President-elect and Vice-President-elect with the National Honours of GCFR and GCON, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
However, the SGF who doubles as Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council, further disclosed at a briefing on Thursday that an Inauguration Lecture on the topic: Deepening Democracy for Integration and Development by His Excellency, Uhuru M. Kenyatta, former President of Kenya will also be delivered on Saturday, May 27.
Meanwhile, the events will be followed back to back by a Children’s Day Program which would involve a parade and a party for the kids as part of the schedule of activities marking the 2023 Presidential Inauguration, an Inter-denominational Church Service will hold Sunday, May 28 at the National Christian Centre by 10:00am and an Inauguration Dinner/Gala Night will take place later on at the State House Conference Centre.
The SGF further stressed that Monday, May 29, the inauguration parade/swearing-in exercise will take place at the Eagle Square by 10:00am, this is to be followed afterwards by a post inauguration luncheon.
At the end, Boss Mustapha assured that adequate arrangements have been made for the safety and security of all people throughout the inauguration period.