[email protected]: Buhari Presides Over Low-Key Independence Event At Eagle Square
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja presided over Nigeria’s 60th Independence celebration with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon; former President Goodluck Jonathan and other personalities in attendance.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the low-key event, which took place at the Eagle Square, Abuja, was held strictly in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.
Mr Buhari, who appeared in white traditional attires of Babbar Riga with a white cap, was accompanied by his wife, Aisha.
The president inspected the quarter guards before marching to the State Box to receive national salute.
The national salute was followed by a rendition of the National Anthem.
The colourful Independence Parade was performed by the Armed Forces and the para-military agencies while the Nigerian Air Force organised fly-past displays to commemorate 60th anniversary.
The parade was led by Muktar Haruna, a Lt.Col
Mr Buhari, accompanied by Mr Osinbajo and other personalities, signed the anniversary register
Other dignitaries at the event included the Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Chief Justice of the Federation, JTanko Mohammed, and some top dignitaries.