PRESS BRIEFING BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE INAUGURATION OF THE SECOND TERM IN OFFICE OF THE LALONG'S ADMINSTRATION.

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

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.
  4. MONDAY 10/6/2019 (No Activity).
  5. TUESDAY 11/6/2019 (No Activity).
  6. WEDNESDAY 12/6/2019 (Two Activities).
    • ACTIVITY 1: DEMOCRACY DAY CELEBRATION:
      • TOWN HALL: UNVEILING THE VISION AND PROGRAMMESS OF THE GOVERNMENT (2019 – 2023) AT THE BANQUET HALL, NEW GOVERNMENT HOUSE, LITTLE RAYFIEL, JOS.
      • 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.

THREE POINT POLICY

1

Peace, Security & Good Governance

2

Physical Infrastructural Development

3

Sustainable Economic Rebirth