Presidential Transition Council says programme of events in circulation fake

THE Presidential Transition Council (PTC) has disowned a programme of events for the presidential inauguration being circulated on social media and described it as fake.

This was disclosed in a statement on Saturday by the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary General of the Federation, Willie Bassey.

The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, will be inaugurated as Nigeria’s next President on May 29, when the eight-year leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari ends, The ICIR earlier reported.

Headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, the 22-member PTC has been saddled with the responsibilities to plan and execute the inauguration of the President-elect.

According to Mustapha, in the statement on Thursday, the inauguration committee of the Council has reached an advanced stage in its preparations for the peaceful and orderly transfer of power on May 29.



    “The approved programme of events would be unveiled at a World Press Conference scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2023,” the SGF said.

    He added that various approved events for the week would commence from Monday, May 22.

    Mustapha warned the purveyors of fake news to desist from peddling falsehood in an attempt to mislead members of the public.

    Below is the fake programme of events for the presidential inauguration as being circulated.

    1. 18th May – Valedictory Exco meeting
    2. 19th – 23rd May – Project Commissioning
    3. 24th May – Novelty football Match/ Variety night
    4. 25th May – Public Lectures
    5. 26th May – Parade rehearsal and Night of Praise
    6. 27th May – Pre-Inauguration dinner and Award Night
    7. 28th May – Pre-Inauguration and End of Tenure Thanksgiving
    8. 29th May – Inauguration and Dinner
    9. 4th June – Post-Inauguration Thanksgiving
    10. 5th June – Assembly Proclamation.

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