Ahead of the Parade to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary on Thursday, measures have been put in place by the federal government to further enhance security in and around the venue which is Eagle Square, in Abuja, the federal capital territory.
This was disclosed in a statement released to press by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who is the Chairman, Branding/Media and Publicity Sub-Committee of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on [email protected] Independence Anniversary.
According to the statement, starting from midnight today, all routes leading to the Eagle Square will be blocked.
Consequently, Shehu Shagari Way, Ahmadu Bello Way, outward and inward-bound Airport Roads and adjoining roads will also be blocked.
The statement further added that the Federal Secretariat Complex will be evacuated by 2.00pm today, Wednesday, which means all workers within the precinct of the Eagle Square are expected to vacate their offices from that time.