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13
June
2022

Buhari, Jonathan, Others Attend Democracy Day Parade At Eagles Square

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inspected the Guard of Hounor during the 2022 Democracy Day Parade held at the Eagles Square in Abuja.

The parade is an annual exercise held in honour of the nation’s return to civil rule and to remember Nigeria’s heroes of democracy.

President Buhari’s arrival was heralded by a general salute, signalling the official kick off of the exercise in the nation’s capital.

However, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, could not attend the event as he had travelled to Cote d’Ivoire for the 2022 Africa CEO Forum.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad; and former President Goodluck Jonathan, were physically present.

Others who attended the event include ministers and other members of the President’s cabinet, the nation’s service chiefs, other members of the National Assembly, and members of the diplomatic corps.

Prior to the President’s arrival, the guards had fallen into formation with several general salutes taken to welcome squad leaders and the commander of the Guards Brigade.

There were also general salutes for the service chiefs and the Inspector-General of the Police Force, as well as salutations for former presidents and vice presidents, among other dignitaries.

The ground is not as full as one would expect, but civilians are not left out of the exercise as one could see visibly the presence of students and teachers from various schools, many bearing the Nigerian flag.

See the photos below …

A cross-section of members of the Nigerian Army Women Corps during the Democracy Day Parade at the Eagles Square in Abuja on June 13, 2022.
A cross-section of students at the Democracy Day Parade at the Eagles Square in Abuja on June 13, 2022.
President Muhammadu Buhari shakes hands with former President Goodluck Jonathan after inspecting the Guard of Honour during the Democracy Day Parade at the Eagles Square in Abuja on June 13, 2022.
A member of the Nigerian Army Women Corps helps a colleague with her headgear during the Democracy Day Parade at the Eagles Square in Abuja on June 13, 2022.
President Muhammadu Buhari waves as he inspects the Guard of Honour during the Democracy Day Parade at the Eagles Square in Abuja on June 13, 2022.
President Muhammadu Buhari signs the June 12 anniversary register at the end of the Democracy Day Parade at the Eagles Square in Abuja on June 13, 2022.
Members of the cultural troupe pose for a photograph at the Eagles Square in Abuja on June 13, 2022.
President Muhammadu Buhari poses for a group photograph alongside former President Goodluck Jonathan and others after attending the Democracy Day Parade at the Eagles Square in Abuja on June 13, 2022.

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