We Want The World To See June 12 As Nigeria’s Most Important Day – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has made clarifications on the comments made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, about the President’s inauguration on May 29, being a low-key ceremony.

During an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, Mr Shehu explained that while May 29th remains significant as the inauguration day, all ceremonies associated with the inauguration have been deferred to June 12.

“We want the world to see June 12 as this country’s most important (day) as far as democracy is concerned,” he said.

He further explained that the May 29 inauguration will still be marked because according to the Constitution, the four-year term officially ends on the 29th.

“Let me say emphatically, it is important that the President and the governors are being inaugurated on the 29th.

“Constitutionally, that must take place because their four-year term (2015-2019), expires on the 29th.

“However, the President will be swearing an oath, taking the oath of office as would the governors be doing, but the big ceremonies associated with the inauguration have been deferred to June 12, in order that we empower, we activate this day in a big way”.

On the venue of the event, he noted that it would take place at the Eagles Square, Abuja and the missions in the country, embassies, and other key figures will be duly represented.

“Delegations will come but we are welcoming them on June 12,” Shehu added.

Also speaking on the matter, a senior Advocate of Nigeria Adetokunbo Kayode, explained that it is economical to avoid multiple ceremonies and public holidays.

He said, “I think that prudence actually determines that it is done in a low-key fashion because of the ceremony that will come on June 12, so I think it’s okay.

“Holidays cost money, secondly, ceremonies cost money so it may be that the President wants to be very circumspect about how much he spends on these ceremonies”.

The Information Minister had during a press conference earlier today, explained that the country cannot afford two major celebrations within a two-week interval.

He noted that details of the events slated for the two ceremonies will be unveiled at a world press conference on May 20, 2019, in Abuja.

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Updated: May 14, 2019 — 7:22 am

117 Comments

  1. What is your reason for that? Why must June 12 be seen as the most important day in Nigeria? Pls I need an answer. Thanks.

  2. We all understand that in may 29 will be a special day as the Inauguration Day and it also the most important day as far as democracy is concern

  3. Yes it needs to put in our history be cause it is the most free nd fair elections we ever had in this country Nigeria

  4. this is a sweet mouth talk the whole has already known the story behind June 12 not just now

  5. Information Minister had during a press conference earlier today, explained that the country cannot afford two major celebrations within a two-week interval.

  6. Is this not double expenses and opportunity to misappropriate funds? Why hold same ceremony twice?

  7. There are many day’s in Nigeria we will celebrate , our leaders has Soo much to do about the life of our yought, God bless Nigeria

  8. Thanks for always updating us on the news on what’s happening in the world. It is very important to know what’s going on because so many people may be afflicted by the actions of not knowing what is happening in the world

  9. “We want the world to see June 12 as this country’s most important (day) as far as democracy is concerned,” he said.

    Oh really

  10. We want the world to see June 12 as this country’s most important (day) as far as democracy is concerned,” he said. He further explained that the May 29 inauguration will still be marked because according to the Constitution, the four-year term officially ends on the 29th. Let me say emphatically, it is important that the President and the governors are being inaugurated on the 29th.

  11. May with is just an expired date of a government never a democracy day for Nigerian who voted chief MKO in 1993.

  12. He noted that details of the events slated for the two ceremonies will be unveiled at a world press conference on May 20, 2019, in Abuja.all promised. na them.

  13. Corruption everywhere.
    Nigeria is in Big trouble not from anyother person but their own president and he’s clique.

  14. Politics Today on Monday, Mr Shehu explained that while May 29th remains significant as the inauguration day, all ceremonies associated with the inauguration have been deferred to June 12.

  15. The PDP said that its premise is based on the fact that a judicial officer of Bulkachuwa’s standing “must not only be above board but be seen to be above board at all times”.

  16. The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has made clarifications on the comments made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, about the President’s inauguration on May 29, being a low-key ceremony. You can only deceive the Yorubas with this.

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