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Week-long presidential inauguration begins today in Abuja

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By Charles Kumolu

THE Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee, PIPC, would commence today  with Jumat prayers at the National Mosque in Abuja.

A statement by the office of the Secretary to the Federal Government of the Federation, SGF, said the processes leading to the transfer of power , would end with an inauguration gala night on May 29, 2015.

There would also be a church service and thanksgiving at the National Ecumenical Centre on May 24, while inauguration dinner would be held at the State House Conference Hall in Abuja on May 28, 2015.

Buhari received some of his old classmates; the 1953 intakes of Katsina Middle School.
Buhari received some of his old classmates; the 1953 intakes of Katsina Middle School.

The high point of the week long programme is the swearing in ceremony, which comes up on May, 29, 2015 at the Eagle Square in Abuja, while inauguration luncheon would follow  on same date at the State House Banquet Hall.

The statement further said the car parks to be used by guests for the inauguration dinner are the Supreme Court Car Park and Federal Ministry of Justice Car Park.

In addition, it added that those who will attend the swearing in ceremony are expected to use the following car parks; Old Parade Ground Car park, Federal Ministry of Works Car Park, Federal Ministry of Lands Car Park and Abuja Geographic Information System Car Park.

Continuing, the statement advised those coming for the inauguration dinner to use the Supreme Court Car Park and Eagle Square Car Park, adding that dignitaries coming for the Presidential Luncheon would be conveyed directly from the swearing in venue to the State House.

Apart from the Jumat prayers and Church service, other activities are strictly by invitation.

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