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All Set for Governor Obiano’s Second Term Inauguration
All is now set for the second term inauguration of His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, and His Excellency, Dr Nkem Okeke, as Governor and Deputy Governor of Anambra State on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Hon. Ifeanyi Ibezi, Chairman of the Second Term Inauguration Committee disclosed this in a statement released in Awka today. Ibezi disclosed that a three-day programme of activities has been put together as the inauguration ceremonies. The programmes of activities include a business round table with a theme “Consolidating the Vision”, which will take place in Awka on Friday, March 16, 2018. This will be followed by the formal inauguration ceremony at Ekwueme Square, Awka, on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The concluding part of the inauguration ceremonies will be a thanksgiving Mass to be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
The Chairman explained that the convocation of the Anambra Business Roundtable is to signpost the trajectory of Governor Obiano’s second term which is targeted at ushering in a “Greater Tomorrow” for ndi Anambra. Ibezi stated that the business round table will bring together critical stakeholders from the public and private sectors to highlight growth opportunities in the emerging industries in Anambra State. At the end of the roundtable, he said, new partnerships would be established aimed at making lives better for ndi Anambra, through sustainable value creation. The Inauguration Committee Chairman disclosed that His Excellency, Edward Kallon, the United Nations Resident Coordinator, will be leading international development partners to this very important roundtable.
On day two of the inauguration programme, Ibezi disclosed that ndi Anambra would witness and participate in a swearing-in ceremony, the first of its kind not only in Anambra State, but also in the entire South East geo-political region. He pointed out that already all the various twenty-one local government areas in the State have been sensitized to participate in the ceremony. He added that preparations at Ekwueme Square, venue of the swearing-in ceremony, were almost completed.
Ibezi further disclosed that the swearing-in ceremony would be witnessed by dignitaries from across Nigeria and some select foreign countries. According to him, invitations had been distributed starting from about three weeks ago.The third day of the inauguration programme would be a Thanksgiving Mass at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka.
It will be recalled that Governor Willie Obiano and his deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, recorded a landslide victory during the November 18, 2017, governorship election, winning in all the 21 local government areas in the State. That victory is not only the first of such victory in Anambra State, but also in any of the States of the federation.
Ifeanyichukwu Ibezi
Chairman, Inauguration Committee.