The Nigerian Government has asked its citizens not to expect too much during the second term inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29 because it is going to be done low-key.
Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Monday. He said that most events supposedly meant for that date had been shifted to June 12, which is now Nigeria’s new Democracy Day.
Ordinarily, world leaders would have been invited for the inauguration with other events taking place during the inauguration.
But the Minister said that world leaders had instead been invited to attend the Democracy Day on June 12.
“The decision to have a low-key inauguration for the President was taken at the meeting of Federal Executive Council of Wednesday 8th of May, 2019.
“Invitations have been sent to all world leaders to attend the ceremonies marking the observance of the democracy day on June 12.
“Since the first observance of democracy day falls on an election year, and as a measure to sustain June 12 as democracy day, the celebration of the inauguration and the advancement of democracy in the country will now take place on June 12th,” Mohammed said.