Plateau State Government Releases 2nd Term Inauguration Activities

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR
PLATEAU STATE.
P.M.B. 2069, Little Rayfield, Jos, Plateau State
www.plateaustategov.org

PRESS BRIEFING BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE INAUGURATION OF THE SECOND TERM IN OFFICE OF THE LALONG’S ADMINSTRATION, HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. SONNI G. TYODEN ON FRIDAY 24th MAY,2019 AT THE CONFERENCE HALL OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OFFICE, RAYFIELD, JOS.

Gentlemen of the Press

I Welcome you all to this Press briefing by the government to unveil the lineup of activities for the forthcoming Inauguration/swearing-in of the second term in office of Governor Simon Bako Lalong led administration.

Let me take this opportunity to on behalf of the Governor to appreciate the members of the Press in the State for their support during the recently concluded general elections.

The celebration will be observed in a low key we are taking a cue from the Federal Government. The activities are as follows:

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED EVENTS FOR MAY 29TH 2019

A total of six (6) Events are proposed to run over a period of six (6) days, from FRIDAY 24th May 2019 – WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 2019, as follows:

  1. FRIDAY 24TH MAY, 2019 (One Activity): Special Jumaat Prayer.
  2. SATURDAY 25/5/2019 (One Activity): GOLF TOURNAMENT.
  3. SUNDAY 26/5/2019 (One Activity): CHURCH SERVICE.
  4. MONDAY 27/5/2019 (No Activity):
  5. TUESDAY 28/5/2019: PRE-INAUGURAL DINNER.
  6. WEDNESDAY 29/5/2019 (Two Activities).

• ACTIVITY 1: INAUGURATION PROPER
• ACTIVITY 2: GALA NIGHT/Special Performing Artist Groups.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 2019.

S/No. ACTIVITY TIME

  1. Invited Guests and Dignitaries Arrive. 8:00am
  2. Traditional Rulers Arrive. 8:05 – 8:10am
  3. The Hon. Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly arrives. 9:20 – 9:25am
  4. His Lordship, The Chief Judge, Plateau State arrives and takes salute. 9:35 – 9:40am
  5. The Deputy Governor-Elect, Prof. Sonni G. Tyoden arrives. 9:40 – 9:45am
  6. The Executive Governor and Governor-Elect, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong arrives, receives salute and reviews parade. 9:45 – 9:50am
  7. National Anthem. 9:50 – 9:55am
  8. Opening Prayer by State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Plateau State. 9:55 – 10:00am
  9. March Past by Traditional Dance Groups and Presentation by Special Artists. 10:00– 10:20am
  10. Commencement of Swearing-in activities by the Chief Judge of Plateau State, His Lordship Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwak. 10:20am
  11. The Deputy Governor-Elect Prof. Sonny Tyoden moves to the Dias. 10:20– 10:25am
  12. Reading of Citation on the Deputy Governor by Professor John Illah. 10:25– 10:35am
  13. The Deputy Governor-Elect takes Oath of Office. 10:35– 10:45am
  14. The Governor-Elect Barr. Simon Bako Lalong moves to the Dias. 10:45– 10:55am
  15. Reading of Citation on the Executive Governor and Governor-Elect, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Simon Bako Lalong by Sir Joseph Ari, KSM. 10:55– 11:10am
  16. Rt. Hon. (Dr) Simon Bako Lalong takes Oath of Office for second term as the Executive Governor of Plateau State. 11:15– 11:25am
  17. Inauguration Charge by Monsignor Professor Cletus T. Gotan. 11:25– 11:40am
  18. Acceptance speech by the Executive Governor, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Simon Bako Lalong. 11:45– 12:05am
  19. The Executive Governor drives round and acknowledges cheers from the General Public. 12:05– 12:20am
  20. March Pass by Cultural Dance Groups. 12:20– 12:45pm
  21. Vote of thanks by the Deputy Governor and Chairman, Central Planning Committee, His Excellency, Professor Sonni G. Tyoden. 12:45– 12:55pm
  22. Closing Prayer by the Chief Imam, Jos Central Mosque. 12:55– 1:00pm
  23. National Anthem. 1:00– 1:05pm
  24. Departure. 01:05pm

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED EVENTS FOR JUNE 12TH 2019

A total of seven (7) Events are proposed to run over a period of six (6) days, from FRIDAY 7th June 2019 – WEDNESDAY 12TH MAY 2019, as follows:

  1. FRIDAY 7TH June, 2019 (One Activity): Special Jumaat Prayer.
  2. SATURDAY 8/6/2019 (One Activity): NOVELTY FOOTBALL MATCH
  3. SUNDAY 9/6/2019 (Two Activities):

• ACTIVITY 1: CHURCH SERVICE.

• ACTIVITY 2: VISITATIONS TO ORPHANAGE HOMES

  1. MONDAY 10/6/2019 (No Activity).
  2. TUESDAY 11/6/2019 (No Activity).
  3. WEDNESDAY 12/6/2019 (Two Activities).

• ACTIVITY 1: DEMOCRACY DAY CELEBRATION:

o TOWN HALL: UNVEILING THE VISION AND PROGRAMMESS OF THE GOVERNMENT (2019 – 2023) AT THE BANQUET HALL, NEW GOVERNMENT HOUSE, LITTLE RAYFIEL, JOS.

o PANEL DISCUSSION ON DEMOCRACY IN PLATEAU STATE (2015 – 2019)

• ACTIVITY 2: CELEBRATION OF TALENTED PLATEAU YOUTH THROUGH PERFORMANCES MUSIC, DRAMA, POETRY, ETC) AND DINNER.

On behalf of the Inauguration Committee, I thank you for the attendance as we look forward to seeing you at the different events.

PROFESSOR SONNI G. TYODEN.
DEPUTY GOVERNOR/CHAIRMAN, CENTRAL PLANNING COMMITTEE.

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