Buhari ‘to avoid lavish presidential inauguration’ – Lai Mohammed


President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term would be a low-key affair in order to keep costs down, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said.

Nigeria as a country could “ill-afford” to spend a huge amount of money on the 29 May inauguration, when Democracy Day would be celebrated two weeks later on 12 June, he added.

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“The celebration of the inauguration and the advancement of democracy in the country will now take place on June 12,” Mr Mohammed said.

Mr Buhari, 76, won a second term in elections in February, defeating his main rival Atiku Abubakar by a comfortable margin.