May 28, 2015

Eagle Square: All is set for Buhari’s inauguration

Eagle Square:  All is set for Buhari’s inauguration

Eagle Square

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA – Ahead of Friday’s inauguration of the president-Elect, General Mohammadu Buhari and Vice President-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the popular Eagle Square, venue of the event in Abuja is wearing a new look.

Vanguard correspondent who visited the arena located at the Business Central Area of Abuja metropolis saw that massive decoration of the place was still ongoing.

The VIP stand wore very exquisite look with the decorators still putting finishing touches on it.

There was a platform located some 100 meters away from the stand which appears to be where the rituals of the swearing in and indeed all other official protocols would be observed.

Eagle Square

Eagle Square

Flags of over 20 different countries of the world also adorned the outer part of the area that faced the National Assembly.

It will be recalled that over 50 Heads of State and Government would be witnessing the occasion.

Most public buildings such as the Office of the Head of Service and a flank of the federal secretariat buildings also had a touch of green-white-green color.

Some broadcast media organizations were also seen setting up their equipment while security presence was very rich.

A combined teams of soldiers, police and State Security service, SSS and Civil Defence Corps were visible within and outside the Square.


Inauguration ground

Police patrol vehicles also littered the place just as the adjoining roads to the place had been cordoned off with movement restricted.

The place would witness the office swearing in of the president-elect and Vice President-elect.

Both men were elected on March 28 presidential elections to replace President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo whose constitutional four year term expires on Friday, May 29, 2015.