The Federal Government has invited world leaders for the maiden June 12 Democracy Day celebration instead of the inauguration ceremony to save cost.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Monday while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

Mohammed reiterated that the presidential inauguration ceremony would be low-key as a number of the events slated for the occasion had been moved to June 12 Democracy Day.

According to the minister, the official commencement of the new Democracy Day in 2019 is in fulfillment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration in 2018.

 The Federal Executive Council Valedictory Session will be held at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja, on Wednesday; a Special Juma’at Lecture and prayer will be held on Friday at the National Mosque.

He said that the swearing-in of the President and the Vice President would hold on May 29 at the Eagle Square and would be followed by a State Banquet at the State House.

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