In another development, as part of activities lined up ahead of the May 29 handing over of power to the incoming administration, the Defence Headquarters held a Regimental Dinner in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The dinner, which was held in the newly built ultramodern Armed Forces Officers’ Mess at Lungi Barracks in Asokoro, had top government functionaries and heads of other security agencies in attendance.
Also, past service chiefs, serving and retired military generals were in attendance.
The President also inaugurated the mess on arrival before settling in for the regimental dinner.
The event was also used to relive the major events undertaken by Buhari as a military officer, then as head of state and now as a civilian president.
Buhari was dressed in the Nigerian Air Force mess kit as part of the occasion.
Among the dignitaries were some state governors.
Held sacred by the military, the Regimental Dinner Nights began far back in the 16th century in England and were held to increase regimentation and foster comradeship among senior and junior officers.