Top dignitaries have begun to arrive the Eagle Square, Abuja, for the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu and the Vice-President elect, Kashim Shettima.
Early arrivals at the venue include members of the diplomatic corps, the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote and Business mogul, Femi Otedola.
Others at the venue are the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Olorunibe Mamora and Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.
Also sitted are traditional rulers, lawmakers, representatives of various organisations, awaiting commencement of the swearing-in.
The Eagle Square has become a beehive of activities as various groups adorned in beautifully coloured attires are warming up for the event.
Meanwhile, security in and around the venue is tight, with various security agencies carrying out security checks.
Also, sniffer dogs, amoured vehicles, other security gadgets were deployed to ensure water-tight security.
It is reported that no fewer than 20 presidents of countries around the world, including Africa will be attending the inauguration of Tinubu as the 16th president of Nigeria.
Tinubu’s inauguration marks the 7th consecutive democratic transition of power in the 24 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria, following the return to civilian administration in 1999.
Heads of state of South African, Cyril Ramaphosa, Évariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, Mahamat Déby of Chad, Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic and Nana Akufo-Ado of Ghana are also in Nigeria for the ceremony.
Tinubu and Shettima won the 2023 keenly contested presidential elections in Nigeria.