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May 29: President Tinubu’s One Year In Office Will Be Marked With A Low-Key Ceremony – FG



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The federal government has announced plans to hold a “low-key” official ceremony to mark the one year anniversary of President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

News About Nigeria reports that the disclosure was made known by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris.

The ceremony, they said, will focus on sectorial debates instead of the usual celebrations, with ministers briefing on their respective sectors.

Speaking at the ministerial press briefing series held at the Radio House in Abuja on Wednesday, Mr. Idris stated that the government intends to keep the celebration simple and cost-effective, with no major ceremony planned. Instead, ministers will engage in sectorial debates to highlight the achievements of the government in various areas.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, had earlier indicated that the celebration would be low-key, focusing on the government’s achievements in key sectors.

According to him, the ministerial briefing series will take place daily, with different ministers briefing on their respective sectors.

It is unclear if the ceremony will be held on June 12, which is officially recognized as Democracy Day. Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration was previously held on May 29 but was changed to June 12 by President Buhari in commemoration of the 1993 presidential election, which was annulled by the military government. Moshood Abiola, who won the election, was never formally declared winner and was not sworn into office.

President Tinubu, a major supporter of Abiola, is believed to have played a role in the change of Democracy Day to June 12.

The government of Muhammadu Buhari had also awarded posthumous honors to Abiola and his running mate, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, as well as the late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi.