The Lagos State Government on Friday outlined 11-day activities for the inauguration of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, for a second term in office.
Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, the Chairman, of the Media and Publicity Committee of the Inauguration Committee, gave the outline during the pre-inauguration news conference in Ikeja.
Omotoso said that the activities were to celebrate the governor and deputy, who had performed excellently in office in their first term, with the promise of an improved performance with ”A Greater Lagos Rising.”
He said that the activities would begin on May 21, featuring Youth Carnival and Robotic Competition, which would hold simultaneously in all the Lagos divisions.
According to him, People Living with Disabilities were not left out, as they will participate in the events.
Omotosho, who is also the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said that on May 23, there would be public lecture to be delivered by Prof. Adigun Agbaje, former Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan.
The public lecture, with the topic: ”The Making of a Beacon – Lagos and the Consolidation of a Democracy that Works for all”, would feature book launch and photo exhibition.
He said from May 24 to 26 had been dedicated for inauguration of projects at Ajeromi/Ifelodun; Alimosho; Ikeja; Kosofe; Eti-Osa; Lagos Island; Lagos Mainland and Surulere.
Omotoso said that the Day Six, which would be May 27 had been marked out for Children’s Day activities, to be held at the Police College, Ikeja, while the Novelty Match was expected to hold in five divisions of the state.
He said that May 28, would be for pre-inauguration rehearsal, while May 29, the proper Inauguration Day.
According to him, Day 9, which would be June 2 had been mapped out as post inauguration Jummat thanksgiving service.
“This is to hold simultaneously in all the five divisions’ Central Mosques (Ikeja Division, Badagry Division; Ikorodu Division; Lagos Island Division and (Epe Division), ” he said.
Omotoso said that June 3 was meant for cultural display at Mobolaji Johnson Sport Arena, Onikan, then, Inauguration Dinner at Eko Hotel.
He said that Day 11 – June 4 had been outlined as post inauguration church service, to hold simultaneously across the five divisions in Lagos.
”The central working committee, headed by the Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, has through some of the sub-committees made adequate arrangements for a hitch-free and seamless inauguration ceremonies.
”These committees include Events and Venue sub-committee, Protocol and Logistics sub-committee; Safety, Health and Environment sub-committee; Security and Traffic Management/Transportation sub-committee; Mobilisation sub-committee; Cohesion sub-committee, and Media and Publicity sub-committee.
”All the sub-committees have worked collaboratively to ensure the success of the inauguration. This inauguration is important to us in the state, as it is a celebration of A Greater Lagos Rising!
”All hands are on deck to give Lagosians and friends of Lagos a wonderful inauguration experience,” Omotoso said. (NAN)