SGF announces Transition Timetable: Tinubu to receive GCFR on May 25

SGF announces Transition Timetable: Tinubu to receive GCFR on May 25

President-elect Bola Tinubu will be awarded the prestigious Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on May 25, preceding his inauguration on May 29.

Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima will also receive the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on the same day.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, unveiled the schedule of activities for the 2023 Presidential Inauguration during a press briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.

Traditionally, the outgoing president confers the GCFR honor upon the incoming president, with an exception made in 2010 when the Council of State conferred it on Goodluck Jonathan after the passing of Umar Yar’Adua.

The events will commence with a dinner honoring outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari on May 23.

Full Schedule

Tuesday 23rd May, 2023

Regimental Dinner in honour of the Commander in Chief

Armed Forces Officers Mess @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 24th May 2023

Valedictory Federal Executive Council Meeting

Council Chambers, Presidential Villa

Thursday, 25th May, 2023

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 @ 10:00am

(Guests to be seated by 9:00am)

Friday 26th May, 2023

Public Lecture and Jumaat Prayer

National Mosque @ 10:00am & 1:30 pm

Saturday 27th May, 2023

Inauguration Lecture on the topic: Deepening Democracy for Integration and Development by His Excellency, Uhuru M. Kenyatta, former President of Kenya International Conference Centre, @ 10:00am

(Guests to be seated by 9:00am)

Saturday 27th May, 2023

Children’s Day Program

(i). Parade; and

(ii). Children’s Party

(i). Old Parade Ground @ 10:00am

(ii). State House Conference Centre @ 2:00pm

Sunday, 28th May, 2023

Inter-denominational Church Service

National Christian Centre @ 10:00 a.m.

(Congregation to be seated by 9:00am)

Sunday, 28th May, 2023

Inauguration Dinner/Gala Night

State House Conference Centre @7:00PM

(Guests to be seated by 6:00 pm)

Monday, 29th May, 2023

Post Inauguration Luncheon

State House Banquet Hall @ 1:30 pm (Strictly for Mr President with brother Presidents, Heads of Government and his invited guests).


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