Tinubu Misses Steps, Falls at Eagle Square, Video Trends

Tinubu Misses Steps, Falls at Eagle Square, Video Trends

  • President Bola Tinubu missed his steps while trying to climb the parade vehicle at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday, June 12
  • Tinubu fell inside the parade vehicle at the event as top dignitaries gathered to mark Nigeria's 25th Democracy Day anniversary since 1999
  • The presidency, in its reaction, said there was no cause for alarm as the president stood up and continued with the programme

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Eagle Square, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu slipped while climbing the parade vehicle at the Abuja venue for the 25th Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday, June 12.

In a viral video, Tinubu approached the vehicle shortly after he arrived at Eagle Square in Abuja, where the celebration was taking place.

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President Bola Tinubu fell while trying to climb parade vehicle during Democracy Day celebration at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday, June 13, 2024.
Tinubu slips inside parade vehicle in Abuja Photo Credit: @officialABAT
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Why did Tinubu fall inside parade vehicle?

It was gathered that Tinubu lost his foot momentarily when he was about to step into the vehicle.

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In spite of the incident, Tinubu immediately regained his feet and continued with the event.

The parade at the Eagle Square is among programmes lined up to celebrate the country's Democracy Day anniversary.

Presidency reacts as Tinubu falls

Reacting to the development, the presidency said what happened was a misstep, adding that there was no issue as Tinubu went on with the programme immediately.

The clarification was made in a tweet by Dada Olusegun, the special adviser to the president on social media.

The statement reads:

"Mr President missed his step while climbing into the truck at the June 12 Democracy Day celebration and tripped. It was a mild misstep. He immediately went on with the ceremonial rounds. No issues."

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Joe Biden vs Tinubu's falling

Tinubu's slip is similar to that of United States president Joe Biden. The US president also slipped while climbing the steps of his private jet in 2021.

The incident, which occurred in the first year of his presidency, raised concerns among several Americans.

Below is the video:

Below is the presidency's tweet:

Tinubu speaks on new minimum wage

Legit.ng earlier reported that Tinubu spoke about the conclusion of negotiations on the new minimum wage with organised labour and the private sector.

In his address on Democracy Day, the president said an executive bill to enshrine the new minimum wage in Nigerian law would soon be sent to the National Assembly.

Tinubu, however, did not mention what was agreed upon as the new minimum wage. The federal government earlier recommended N62,000 as the new minimum wage, but organised labour kicked against it.

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