The federal government has invited around 65 world leaders, including heads of state, to the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu as the 16th president of Nigeria on May 29. .

Naija News has obtained that a number of African leaders have expressed interest in attending the inauguration which will take place at Eagle Square, Abuja.

Speaking to The Punch, an unnamed State Department director said 65 world leaders from Africa, Europe and the Americas are expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

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He also said former presidents, diplomats, heads of international organizations and prominent Nigerians, as well as representatives of foreign governments and agencies are expected to attend the inauguration. into Tinbu.

The official said the inaugural programs will begin on Thursday with the appointment of Tinubu as Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima as Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic of China. ‘Order of Niger (GCON). He said that it is expected to have representatives of Nigeria’s traditional allies such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, China. , Germany, Finland, Jamaica, Japan, Israel, Turkey and many others. at large-scale events.

I said:
“We have 54 countries in Africa and most of them have been invited to the inauguration; therefore, we expect no less than 65 world leaders from Africa, Europe and the Americas to attend the event.”