By Francis IWUCHUKWU

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday began the 2022 Democracy Day celebration activities at the Eagle Square, Abuja, with the marching of Commander Guards Brigade general salutes.

At 9 am, the Guard Commander took his position and salute.

According to the programme of the event, this would be followed by the arrival of special dignitaries, including the President, Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Others include former presidents and vice presidents; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad; Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; ministers and members of the National Assembly.

Equally expected at the venue are permanent secretaries and heads of federal ministries and parastatals.

Some dignitaries already seated are service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman; the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, Amb. Babagana Kingibe.

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