By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
The transition committee inaugurated to ensure the smooth transition from the current administration to the incoming government on May 29 has lined up activities for the inauguration of the Governor-elect, Mr Oluseyi Makinde.
While making the announcement on Thursday at a press conference, the chairman of the transition committee, Mr Olalekan Alli, said that the activities were lined up to make the event memorable, promising that adequate security of lives and property has been made.
“Prayers will be held at all mosques in the state for a peaceful transition on Friday, May 24 while same would be held in all Churches across the state on Sunday, May 26.
“There will be a state broadcast by the outgoing governor, Abiola Ajimobi by 6pm on Tuesday, May 28 followed by a send-forth dinner at the Government House by 6.30pm same day,” he said.
Alli hinted that the swearing-in ceremony of Makinde would hold at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium on Wednesday, May 29 by 10 am, while a public reception will hold same day.
Alli said that the handing-over ceremony would hold at the Executive Council Chamber of the governor’s office on May 29, while a dinner party for the new governor hold at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.
According to him: “There will be an inter-faith service on Thursday, May 30 at the Governor’s Office premises. There is going to be special Jumat service and thanksgiving service on Friday, May 31 and June 2 respectively.”
Alli, who is also the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) further disclosed that government MDAs have responded to an earlier circular issued at the wake of the committee requesting them to submit up-to-date situation report including assets and liabilities.
The committee chairman said that the collated reports would serve as annexure to the handing over note to be presented to the incoming governor.
He, however, appealed to the public on behalf of the state government, incoming
government and people to observe peace and be law abiding.
“In the last eight years, the pride of the outgoing administration is peace, safety and security. Let me emphasis that nothing will be left undone to ensure that security of lives as well as property is sustained and consolidated,” he said.