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Buhari swearing-in: Abuja roads to be closed till evening on Wednesday


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AHEAD of the May 29 swearing-in ceremony, the federal government has declared the closure of the major roads in Abuja, Nigeria’s state capital, between 12 am and 3 pm on Wednesday. 

At the Eagle Square of Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari will be inaugurated for a second term as the democratic president of Nigeria in the next four years, together with Yemi Osinbajo as the Vice President.

The announcement of road closure released on Tuesday was signed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee.

It outlined the dedicated car parks for the inauguration as the Federal Capital Territory will welcome lots of visitors on the d-day.

Car parks at the Court of Appeal,  Millenium Tower, Old Parade Ground at Area 10 and Millenium park will be reserved for guests with no gold cards. The Eagle Square park has been reserved for dignitaries with gold cards.

The swearing-in will be followed by the state banquet at the State House in the evening. The car pack at the Supreme Court has been dedicated for the evening event.

The Chairman of the inauguration committee said the route leading to the car parks would be closed.

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“Route closure is from Midnight today (Tuesday) to 3 pm tomorrow (Wednesday),” he said.

The federal government has already declared Wednesday as work-free day to mark the president’s inauguration.

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