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Tinubu gets GCFR title as SGF releases transition timetable 

Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha

Tursday May 25, has been set aside by the Presidential Transition Committee, for the conferment of the highest national honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Rupublic, on the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.


This was contained in the schedule of activities for the 2023 Presidential Inauguration, released by the Chairman, Presidential Transition Council, Boss Mustapha.


Mr Mustapha, who doubles as the Secretaryy to the Government of the Federation, released the schedule at a press briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.


The conferrement of this honour, normally done by the outgoing president in Nigeria, who will be confer it on the incoming president, who will be taking over the power from him, but in a case whereby the president dies before his tenure, the function will be performed by the Council of State.


According to the statement, Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima will also get the Grand Commander of Order of the Niger honour, on the same day with Tinubu.


However, the activities will commence with a dinner in honour of the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari on 23 May, 2023.


Read the 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


Inauguration Parade/Swearing-In


Eagle Square, CBD @ 10:00 a.m.


All Guests to be seated by 8:30 a.m.


“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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