Dangote, Otedola, Others Arrive at Eagle Square for President-elect Tinubu’s Inauguration

Eagle Square in Abuja has come alive with the presence of esteemed guests who have started arriving for the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima.

Dangote, Otedola, Others Arrive at Eagle Square for President-elect Tinubu's Inauguration

Among the early arrivals are members of the diplomatic corps, prominent figures such as Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, and business mogul Femi Otedola. Government officials, including Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Olorunibe Mamora, the Minister of Science and Technology, and Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, have also taken their seats. Traditional rulers, lawmakers, and representatives from various organizations are also present, eagerly awaiting the commencement of the swearing-in ceremony.

The atmosphere at the Eagle Square is vibrant as different groups, adorned in colorful attire, prepare for the event. Security measures in and around the venue are tight, with thorough security checks being conducted by various security agencies. Sniffer dogs, armored vehicles, and other security gadgets have been deployed to ensure the utmost security.

Reports indicate that over 20 presidents from around the world, including several African countries, will be attending Tinubu’s inauguration as the 16th President of Nigeria. This remarkable event marks the seventh consecutive democratic transition of power in the 24 years of uninterrupted democracy since Nigeria’s return to civilian administration in 1999.

Notable heads of state in attendance include Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Évariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, Mahamat Déby of Chad, Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic, and Nana Akufo-Ado of Ghana.

Tinubu and Shettima emerged victorious in the highly contested 2023 presidential elections, leading to their remarkable journey to the helm of Nigeria’s leadership. As the ceremony unfolds, all eyes are on the stage, eagerly anticipating the inauguration of the new President and Vice President and the beginning of their tenure.

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