Former President of Nigeria Dr Goodluck Jonathan will on Monday 27th May, 2019 at Dr Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt Chair the 2nd Term Inaugural Lecture as well as the presentation of a book in honour of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at 10 am.
The lecture titled “The imperatives of Peace-building in Post Democratic Elections in Nigeria” will be delivered by an erudite scholar Prof Anya O. Anya.
The book titled Excellence in Governance and Creativity: Legal Essays in Honour of His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, GSSRS, POS, Governor of Rivers State will be presented by Sokoto State Governor His Excellency Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
A statement issued today in Port Harcourt by the Chairman of Media and Publicity Sub Committee Emma Okah says all arrangements are on top gear to give the people of Rivers State an excellent inaugural lecture, book launch and other inaugural activities.
According to Okah, the inaugural activities will begin on Thursday 23rd May, 2019 with a variety night at Dr Obi Wali International Conference Centre, PH at 7pm.
A novelty football match between Team Rivers State and Ex Nigerian Internationals will hold on Friday 24th May, 2019 at Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt at 4pm.
There will be a Thanksgiving Service at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium (formerly Liberation Stadium), Port Harcourt at 9am on Saturday 25th May, 2019.
The swearing in ceremony of the Governor and his deputy will hold on Wednesday 29th May, 2019 at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt at 10am while an inaugural banquet will follow later in the day at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Port Harcourt at 7pm.
According to the statement, the State Government and the organising committee are ensuring that the inauguration events turn out impressive, God willing and urges Rivers people to participate.