The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019 will be low key.
He said this in a chat with State House Correspondents on Monday.
The minister said the decision was taken at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
”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,” Mr Mohammed said.
“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 details of the events slated for the two ceremonies will be unveiled at a world press conference slated for May 20 in Abuja.
Buhari had in June last year, directed that from this year, Nigeria’s Democracy Day, marked every May 29 for the past 18 years, be shifted to June 12, to honour Nigeria’s Chief Moshood Abiola