Tinubu to make state of the nation address May 29

President Bola Tinubu is to give a state of the union address during a joint sitting of the Senate and House of Representatives on May 29. Nigeria has made May 29 a public holiday, in commemoration of the return to civil rule in 1999.

Magaji Tambawal, clerk to the national assembly, said that President Tinubu would also inaugurate the national assembly library.

Expected at the sitting are Vice-President Kashim Shettima; AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, governor of Kwara and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum; Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo; and George Akume, secretary to the government of the federation.

Others are Femi Gbajabiamila, chief of staff to the president; and Nyesom Wike, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT). Gbajabiamila, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, would deliver a paper on ‘Reflections on the House’.

In the same vein, Senator David Mark, a former president of Senate, would speak on ‘Reflections on the Senate’, while former military ruler, Abdulsalami Abubakar, would speak on ‘Reflections on the Journey to Democracy’.

TheCornet reports that Abubakar superintended the handover from military to civilian government, following the sudden demise of then maximum ruler General Sanni Abacha.

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