The Niger State Government has officially released a 5-day programme of events for the inauguration of the Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago, and his Deputy, Comrade Yakubu Garba.
In a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, the 5-day events will hold from May 24th to May 29th, 2023 with the exception of May 27th which is Children’s Day.
Matane explained that the inauguration programme will commence with a Valedictory State Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday, 24th May by 11:00 am.
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He said, “This will be followed on Thursday 25th May by an Inaugural Lecture by 10:00 am and Handover of Transition Documents by 2:00 pm at Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna and Council Chamber, Government House, Minna respectively.”
The statement stated that Special Jumma’at Prayers will hold at the Central Mosque, Minna by 2:00 pm on the 26th of May while Special Church Service is to take place on the 28th of May at the ECWA Goodnews Church, behind Kure Market, Minna by 10; 00 am.
It also disclosed that there will be Special Polo Tournament at the Minna Polo Ground by 4:00 pm and Pre-inauguration Dinner to hold at Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna by 7:00 pm on the same Sunday, 28th May.
According to the SSG, “the Inauguration Parade/Swearing-in ceremony of the Sixth Executive Governor will take place at the International Trade Fair Complex, Minna, dignitaries are to be seated by 9:00 am.
”There will be a Post Inauguration Luncheon by 2:00 pm at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna”.