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Nigeria@60: Buhari Presides Over Low-Key Independence Event At Eagle Square

Nigeria@60: Buhari Presides Over Low-Key Independence Event At Eagle Square (Updated: 2 years ago)


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.

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