Inauguration: FG releases eight-day events timetable for Tinubu, Shettima’s swearing-in


The Federal Government has released the programmes lined up to usher in the new administration of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, as President and Vice-President respectively.

During a press briefing on Thursday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and the presidential transition council chairman, said the transition program, tagged “NIGERIA: Better together”,  will feature 13 events spread across eight days. 

“I am delighted to inform you that May 29, 2023, will mark the 7th consecutive democratic transition of power in Nigeria and on that day, we shall all be ushering in the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Mustapha said. 

“Gentlemen of the press, let me once again assure Nigerians and indeed the global community of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to the seamless transfer of power to President-Elect, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“In a demonstration of this commitment, the president has directed all relevant government institutions to cooperate with and support the transition process through engagement with the president-elect’s team.”

Mustapha said all the events will be broadcast live on all major stations and streamed on various social media platforms.  

The transition council chairperson added that invited presidents, heads of governments and international organisations heads have confirmed their attendance to grace the events. 

Below is the schedule of activities marking the 2023 presidential inauguration: 

Date Time Activity Venue
May 18, 2023 World press conference by the secretary to the government of the federation The Rotunda hall, ministry of foreign affairs, CBD, Abuja
23rd May, 2023 7:00 PM Regimental dinner in honour of the commander in chief Armed forces officers mess
24th May, 2023 Valedictory federal executive council meeting council chambers Presidential Villa
25th May, 2023 10:00 AM Investiture of the president-elect and vice-president-elect with the national honors of grand commander of the order of the federal republic (GCFR) and grand commander of order of the Niger (GCON) respectively and handover of transition documents State House Conference Centre
26th May, 2023 10:00am & 1:30 pm Public lecture and Jumaat prayer National mosque
27th May, 2023 10:00 AM Inauguration lecture on the topic: Deepening democracy for integration and development by his excellency, Uhuru M. Kenyatta, former president of Kenya International conference centre
27th May, 2023 Children’s day program
10:00 AM 1- Parade Old Parade Ground
2:00 PM 2- Children’s Party State house conference centre
28th May, 2023 10:00 AM Inter-denominational church service National christian centre
28th May, 2023 10:00 AM Inauguration Dinner/Gala Night State house conference centre
29th May, 2023 10:00 AM Inauguration parade/swearing-in Eagle square, CBD
29th May, 2023 1:30 PM Post inauguration luncheon State house banquet hall