No negative social media posts during Tinubu’s inauguration until foreign leaders leave: National Security Adviser

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Bola Tinubu and Babagana Monguno

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, has assured Nigerians of adequate security during the presidential inauguration ceremony, warning social media users to respect the occasion.

While assuring Nigerians of a peaceful inauguration, he urged them to steer clear of anything threatening the nation’s peace.

“We do not envisage anything that will be negative on that day. So, I urge everybody to be calm. The people who use social media, please understand this till our visitors, especially those who come from other countries, disperse,” warned Mr Monguno.

On Thursday, Mr Monguno gave the assurance in Abuja at a world press conference organised to mark the commencement of activities for the May 29 presidential inauguration.

The NSA, who heads the security, facilities and intelligence committee of the presidential transition council, said necessary measures were implemented to provide all-round security.

He said security would be beefed up at Eagle Square, the May 29 presidential inauguration venue and its environs.

Mr Monguno also said there would be tight security in and around hotels to ensure the safety of guests coming into the Federal Capital Territory from within and outside Nigeria.

According to him, committee membership, drawn from various security agencies, has been collaborating to ensure a seamless transition.

“It is perhaps the most critical of all the committees by virtue of the nature of its own task. That is why membership of the committee comprises of representatives or heads of agencies at the highest level,” he stated, adding that the chief of defence staff, the inspector general of police, and the SSS director-general.

He added, “The director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Kebbi governor, who sits in as a representative of the incoming administration.

Mr Monguno further said, “Our main function and primary concern is the provision of both overt and covert security cover for all the venues where the programmes will take place. As well as hotels in which invited guests and dignitaries will be staying for the period up to the inauguration and immediately after.”

On the restriction of movement, Mr Monguno said there would be restriction of movement at a certain range around Eagle Square.

He also said there would be traffic diversion and alternative routes for motorists and pedestrians.


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