The federal government (FG) has limited mobility around Eagle Square, the site of the inauguration and transfer ceremony in Abuja.
On May 29, President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima will be sworn in to begin a new administration.
Ngozi Onwudiwe, a permanent secretary in the office of the head of civil service, said in a statement that security officers will block off the ministry of foreign affairs and the Federal Secretariat Complex Phases I, II, and III before of the ceremony.
The ban will go into effect at 2 p.m. on Friday and will end on Tuesday.
“As you may be aware, the presidential transition council (PTC) has unveiled the activities marking the 2023 presidential inauguration ceremony,” the statement reads.
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“The inauguration parade and swearing-in of President-Elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, which is the climax of the programme will take place on Monday, 29th May 2023 at the Eagle Square, Central Business District, Abuja.
“In line with the security arrangements for the event, the Federal Secretariat Complexes Phases I, II, III and Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be cordoned off by security operatives from 2.00 p.m. on Friday, 26th May 2023 to Monday, 29th May, 2023.
“Accordingly, officers and intending visitors to the affected areas will not be allowed access till Tuesday, 30th May 2023, when work will resume in earnest.”
Various branches of the military have been conducting drills in the weeks leading up to the inauguration ceremony.
On Thursday, the Department of State Services (DSS) stated that it is aware of preparations by “subversive elements” to disrupt the historic event.