The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has of recent declared that Nigeria is safe for world leaders invited to the June 12 festivities.
According to the Minister, the events following the ceremony on June 12 as well as the democracy day celebration is expected to kick off on Friday, June 7 and on Tuesday, June 11 and will feature two events. He stated;
“Swear-in of the President and Vice President is slated for Wednesday, May 29 at the Eagles Square, followed by a state banquet at the state house in the evening of the same day.
“The events celebrating the June 12 and Democracy Day will kick-off on Friday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 11 will feature three events; the PMB oratorical contest at ICC, an Anti-corruption summit at Transcorp Hilton and the First Lady’s commissioning program in Yola, Adamawa State.
The Minister made the comments in Abuja on Monday, May 20th, while speaking at a world press conference which was organized to uncover the activities set for inauguration day, May 29, and democracy day, June 12.
Mohammed also added that June 12 was going to start out with a parade at the eagle square and end with a dinner and gala night during the democracy program.
“Wednesday, June 12 will start off with a parade at the eagle square and the democracy program will wrap up with a dinner and gala night at the statehouse conference center”.
He stated that May 29 still remains a public holiday, adding that the national assembly had proclaimed it a national holiday.
“On the issue of public holiday, I believe that May 29 still remains a public holiday, of course, June 12, the National Assembly has proclaimed a national holiday.”