Plans have been concluded for the state visit of the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo to Akwa Ibom State this Thursday, March 2, 2017.
A release by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh reveals that Prof Osinbajo will inspect the ongoing construction of the second runway at the Akwa Ibom International Airport shortly on arrival in the state by 1.00pm.
The Acting President will then pay a courtesy call on royal fathers in the state at the traditional rulers’ council.
Prof Osinbajo is expected to subsequently address a townhall meeting with stakeholders at the state Banquet Hall in Government House before departing from the state.
Among those expected at the townhall meeting are members of the state elders council, royal fathers, representatives of the oil producing host communities, socio-cultural organisations, women leaders, and representatives of youths in the state.
The visit comes as part of the ongoing efforts by the federal government to interact with stakeholders in the Niger Delta region and find lasting solutions to crisis in the oil rich sub-region.