Security forces begin show of force at Eagle Square

Bola Tinubu

Security forces on Saturday began a show of force at Eagle Square, Federal Capital Territory ahead of Inauguration Day.

Officers of the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen in patrol vans moving around the square.

President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima will be sworn in at Eagle Square on Monday, May 29.

The Nigerian government on Friday announced that Monday will be a work-free day for all workers to celebrate the inauguration of a new president.

Speaking at a press conference on May 18, National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno (retd), said all arrangements for accreditation and issuance of passes and identity documents for security agents for the presidential inauguration had been concluded.

“My only advice is that if you have no business in security, you need not be near the vicinity of the programme, especially on Inauguration Day.

“The most important thing I need to convey to you is that we do not envisage anything that will be adverse or negative. So, I urge everybody to be calm and the people who use social media, please understand this to our visitors, especially those who come from other countries as well. It’s time to learn much more,” Monguno said.

His statement followed reports that there are plans by some unknown persons to stop Tinubu’s inauguration.