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:
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.||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|
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:
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.