By Our Reporter
Ahead of 29th May official date for the exit of governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura’s led administration, Activities for the inauguration will commence on Friday with Jumma’t prayers at Lafia Central Mosque. Commissioner of Information Jameel Zakari said the Jumma’t prayers would perform by the Chief Imam of Lafia and would be attended by both the outgoing and incoming governors and other top government officials as well as top ranking traditional rulers in the state. According Jameel Zakari who is also the chairman subcommittee on Media and Publicity of the transition committee, “All efforts were in place for smooth and hitch free handing over”. He revealed that events lining up for the swearing in ceremony would be a unique one, adding that the Jumma’t prayers would be followed by an interdenominational church service in the saint Williams Cathedral Lafia on Sunday. He also disclosed that there would be a novelty football match between the female and male political appointees at the Lafia city stadium on Monday.
The Commissioner who said only those with invitations to the venue of the inauguration ceremony would be allowed access into the Lafia square also stressed further that all security arrangements were in place to forestalled any eventuality that may arise, urging the citizens of the state to be supportive, law abiding and cooperate with law enforcement agencies for successful handover ceremony.
Jameel Zakari also revealed that there will be lunch at the Lafia Conference Hotel after the official inauguration ceremony that would usher in the new administration of Engineer Abdullahi Alhaji Sule and his Deputy Dr. Emmanuel Akabe.