President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019, will be a low-key affair, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said.
Mohammed, who addressed State House correspondents today, said some events slated for the inauguration will now be held during the first observance of June 12 as the National Democracy Day for Nigeria. Last year, Buhari declared June 12 as Democracy Day in honour of MKO Abiola, self-acclaimed winner of the 1993 election.
The minister said the decision to have a low-key inauguration for the president was taken at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
He said, however, that invitations have been sent to all world leaders to attend the ceremonies marking the observance of the Democracy Day on June 12. He said the country cannot afford two major celebrations within two weeks.
Mohammed said details of the events, slated for the two ceremonies would be unveiled at a world news conference, slated for May 20 in Abuja.