The Presidency has revealed that the 2019 inauguration ceremony for President Muhammadu Buhari's second term will be low key. The declaration was revealed by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Alhaji Lai noted that a number of events slated for May 29th will now be held during the first observance of June 12th as the National Democracy Day.
He opined that the decision to have a low-key inauguration for the President was taken at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, 8 May 2019.
The minister disclosed that 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 June 12 as Democracy Day falls into 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 12,” he said.
Lai said that the country cannot afford to have two major celebrations within a two-week interval. He said the details of the events slated for the two ceremonies will be unveiled at a world press conference slated for May 20th in Abuja.