The Nigeria police authorities have issued update on the security arrangements ahead of the May 29 presidential inauguration of Bola Tinubu, billed to hold at Eagle Square in the Federal Capital (FCT).
The FCT Command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, said in a statement on Friday that will be traffic diversions and fireworks in Abuja within the period.
News agency of Nigeria (NAN) gave the names of diversion points as Goodluck Jonathan Expressway by Court of Appeal, Deeper Life junction, Bond/Total filling station, POWA/FCDA junction, Finance junction by ECOWAS/Women Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Other diversion points are Eagle Square (Phase I and Phase II), Kur Muhammad Way/National Mosque, Abia House, NITEL junction by Ademola Adetokunbo and Gana junction/Transcorp, with the statement saying that traffic will also be diverted at Bayelsa House by Federal High Court, Aso Drive, Ceddi Plaza, NNPC Twin Tower and NNPC/NBS.
The statement partly read, “Human and material resources” are in place to ensure a safe and peaceful inauguration. The deployment consists of intelligence and tactical assets at the command’s disposal, supported by inter-agency collaboration.
“The command equally wishes to notify the public of proposed fireworks scheduled to take place on the eve of the inauguration, midnight of May 28 at the City Gate and the Millennium Tower, to usher in the new administration”.
Accordingly, the police Command. “The fireworks will be carried out by Messrs Innate Arts and Media”, the agency said.