May 29: ‘No celebration, low-key anniversary,’ FG speaks on Tinubu’s first year in office


The Federal Government on Wednesday disclosed that the first year anniversary of President Bola Tinubu’s administration will be devoid of any fanfare and grand colourful display.

The minister of Information minister Mohammed Idris, who made the disclosure, stated that the occasion will be low-key.

Speaking at the Ministerial Press Briefing in Abuja, Idris explained that the decision to go for a modest and simple arrangements was in line with Tinubu’s dedication to serve the country diligently and judiciously use resources for the good of all Nigerians.

He stated that part of the events scheduled to mark the anniversary is presentation by ministries.

He said, “The first anniversary will be low-key. There will be no celebration. It will be a sectorial presentation by ministries. This is in line with Tinubu’s administration to ensure efficient and judicious use of resources to deliver dividends of democracy to citizens.”

The minister added, “The president has directed that useful information should be provided in an honest, timely and consistent manner. Members of the media are expected to report honestly, responsibly, and with a deep sense of patriotism. The essence of the media is to inform the people and hold the government accountable.

“Thus, over time, the Ministry of Information and National Orientation finds it worthy to always brief the media and people on what the federal government is doing.”

Idris urged media practitioners to do their job with a deep sense of responsibility and patriotism.

He reiterated that as part of the ministerial briefing, ministers of various ministries would begin presentations on May 22.