The Nigerian government and army showed the Nigerians what to expect during the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term on May 29th.
In what he described as a sage, the army moved to perfect all the protocols needed for the opening event in Eagle Square, Abuja, on Friday.
The test was carried out in the same way that the inauguration would take place after the arrival of the Vice President, the President, the oaths, the lie and the change of flags; Twenty-one arms of greeting, among others.
The parade took place in the presence of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Secretary of Government of the Federation, Chief Mustapha, who is also President of the Commission for opening the Presidency.
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The minister and the SGF were in Eagle Square to inspect the headquarters.
Speaking to journalists shortly afterwards, Mohammed said, “We are here today with the Chairman of the Presidential Inauguration committee, the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha to inspect the venue and also watch the rehearsal to ensure that everything is perfect before May 29.
“We all witnessed the parade, the lying of flag; the exchange of new flag and the whole stages and the idea is to ensure that we rectify whatever shortcomings and mistakes before the d-day. This rehearsal has offered the opportunity of determining from where to when of that day because on the day of the inauguration there will be no room to make amends. So this is why we are here today.”