Abuja - Abuja, the country’s capital city, is a hive of activity ahead of the inauguration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
The Eagle Square, which is the venue of the event, situated at the three Arms Zone District of the town, is fully decorated for the event that is scheduled for Friday.
The centre is ready to receive hundreds and of local and international dignitaries as well as victors expected to throng the historic event.
The event marks the official handing over of power to former military leader Buhari by President Goodluck Jonathan.
This follows elections that were held more than two months ago, the first time the opposition has unseated an incumbent.
Some countries such as the United Kingdom and other foreign Embassies have alerted their citizens of the event and possible disruption to travel.
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Nigeria’s new President will be inaugurated on Friday 29 May at Eagle Square, Abuja. On the same day State Governors will also be inaugurated in their respective states. These inaugurations will cause disruptions to travel, including road closures and increased security,” the United Kingdom said in a message sent to their citizens.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has ordered the diversion of traffic on all roads around the venue of the swearing-in ceremony.
Security has also been tightened at the Eagle Square, as well as hotels, key and vulnerable places within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where there Tactical Operation Points on all roads leading into and out of the city have been mounted.
The site suffered a deadly bomb attack in 2010 during celebrations of the 50th anniversary.
Some 12 people were killed and 17 others injured during the terror incident blamed on militant Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).
- CAJ News