At least 50 heads of states and other delegates were expected to attend the May 29 presidential inauguration in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, Minister of Culture and Tourism Edem Duke, said on Friday. Goodluck-Buhari
Addressing a news conference in Abuja on the activities lined up for the inauguration, Duke said that 54 countries in Africa were invited to the ceremony.
“Many heads of states are expected to be present, a large turn- out of people will also be witnessed, especially from heads of countries in Europe,” he added.
“These will give credit to the image of Nigeria that we have attracted such positive attention to this inauguration and must ensure that the ceremony is a success,” the minister told reporters.
He said the committee had collaborated with the security agencies to ensure adequate security, saying the security agencies are working in close contact to ensure that there will be absolutely no threat to the security.
According to him, arrangement has been made to screen all invited guests, long before the access perimeters of the location.
“That is why we are asking for people, who will attend the ceremony to ensure that they are accredited before the day,” the minister said.
Duke said that the most important thing was to execute a proper inauguration that would sustain the integrity of the country. Enditem

-Xinhua

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