The Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army is to fire a 21-gun salute on Friday, May 29, 2015, in commemoration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.
This was disclosed by the Brigade on Monday, May 18, via a statement released by Major Charles Ekeocha, its Assistant Director, Army Public Relations.
Ekeocha said that rehearsals for the Presidential Inauguration and Swearing in Ceremony have commenced at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
“The practice session for the 21 gun salute will take place on May 20 and May 25, and on the inauguration day, May 29,” the statement reads.
“The public is hereby notified, especially those living within Asokoro area of Abuja and its environ not to panic at the sound of simulated firing of military weapons during the dates,” it adds.
Meanwhile, Buhari is set to put his past as a soldier firmly behind him as he has dropped the “General” from his name.