The presidency has issued a strong warning to Nigerians, advising them to stay away from Eagle Square on Monday, May 29th, if they don’t have any business in the area.
News About Nigeria reports that this warning comes from security forces who are preparing for Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s swearing-in.
The warning was contained in a tweet by the Personal Assistant to the President on Digital and New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his official Twitter handle, on Monday morning.
In a cautionary tweet, Bashir Ahmad stated, “If you don’t have any business at or around Eagle Square on Monday, May 29th, STAY AWAY, a strong warning from the security.”
May 29th marks the inauguration of President-Elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This inauguration will represent the 7th consecutive democratic transition of power in Nigeria’s 24 years of unbroken democracy since the return to civilian administration in 1999, with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the elected President at the time.
Given the significance of this event, security forces have taken proactive measures to maintain law and order.
They have warned individuals who may be planning trouble or inciting mayhem to abandon their plans, as no leniency will be shown to troublemakers.
The deployment of a substantial number of security forces in Abuja demonstrates the seriousness with which they are approaching this event.
Furthermore, the high level of security preparation has resulted in fully booked hotels in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). VIPs and visiting presidents attending the presidential inauguration have occupied the available accommodations.