By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
The Chairman of the joint -transition committee in Oyo State, Alhaji Olalekan Alli, on Thursday announced an eight-day activity for the May 29 handing over in the state
Alhaji Alli who is also the Secretary to the Oyo State Government, announced the activities at a press conference held at the Governor’s Office, Ibadan, on Thursday.
According to the SSG, the series of activities, which began with the news conference, would end with a church thanksgiving service, on Sunday, June 2.
adding that the activities were lined up to make the event memorable and that adequate security of lives and property have 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 by 6pm on Tuesday, May 28 followed by a send-off dinner at the Government House, Agodi, by 6.30pm same day.” he said.
The Transition committee Chairman added that “there will be an inter-faith service on Thursday, May 30 at the governor’s office premises” and that “there is going to be special Jumat service and thanksgiving service on Friday, May 31 and June 2 respectively.’’
Alhaji Alli pointed out that the swearing-in ceremony of Governor elect Makinde would hold at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Oke Ado, on Wednesday, May 29 by 10am, while a public reception will follow immediately.
He stressed that the handing-over ceremony would hold at the Executive Council Chambers of the governor’s office on May 29, while a dinner party for the new governor would hold at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.
Assuring the incoming government of a smooth takeover, Alhaji Alli stated that all Ministries, Departments and Agencies have responded to an earlier circular issued by committee requesting them to submit up-to-date situation report including assets and liabilities in their custody.
Speaking further, the Chairman said the collated reports would serve as annexure to the handing over note to be presented to the incoming governor, and that on behalf of the state and that the people of the state should observe peace and be law abiding before, during and after the swearing in ceremony.
“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.’’