Eagle Square, the venue for the 2023 presidential inauguration, has been given a facelift.
The 5000-sitting capacity venue had undergone renovation in the build-up to the inauguration, which would hold in less than 24 hours.
The venue had been adorned with Nigerian flags and flags of other countries, while some parts had been repainted.
The Very Important Personality (VIP) pavilion was among the parts of the square that was repainted ahead of the inauguration.
The Eagle Square was constructed in 1999 to mark the take-off of the fourth republic and has been the venue for presidential inaugurations since then.
The square also served as a venue for other activities like Worker’s Day celebrations and political rallies, among others.
Meanwhile, security had been beefed up within and around the square in preparation for the inauguration of a new government on May 29.
Part of the security measures was restricting movement within and around Eagle Square.
The National Security Adviser(NSA), retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno had said there would be restrictions on movement at a certain range around Eagle Square.
Mr Monguno, who heads the Security, Facilities and Intelligence Committee of the Presidential Transition Council(PTC), said there would be traffic diversion around the area.
He also said there would be provision of alternative routes for motorists and pedestrians.
The NSA said, “If you have no business with security, you need not be near the vicinity of the programme, especially on the inauguration day.”