– Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is set to arrive Calabar, the capital of Cross Rivers on Thursday
– Security has reportedly been beefed up in the city in anticipation of his visit
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to arrive in Calabar, the capital of Cross Rivers state today, Thursday, June 1.
NAIJ.com gathered that security in the state has been reportedly beefed up to ensure safe visit of the Acting President as the governor and other dignitaries in the state.
The city has also been redecorated and streets allegedly repainted so the state capital could wear a new look when Osinbajo arrives, The Sun reports.
Cross River state Governor Ben Ayade yesterday, May 31, told pressmen that the stage was set to receive Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.
Ayade said: “We are working day and night to ensure that the Acting President takes a guided tour around the Ayade industrial park, Calabar International Convention Centre, Monorail and Power plant among others to see all we have accomplished within two years and the galaxy of our achievements within the limits of what we have.”
Meanwhile, the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has invited Senate president, Bukola Saraki and speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to the Aso Rock for the signing of the 2017 budget.
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The meeting between Osinbajo and the leadership of the National Assembly is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 1.
Ita Enang, the senior special assistant to the president on legislative matters, officially informed the leadership of the national assembly that Osinbajo will sign the budget on Thursday, June 1.
A source reportedly revealed that: “Enang informed the leadership of the senate that acting president would be sign the budget tomorrow at 9am.
“So, the presiding officers are expected to be there.”
Watch NAIJ.com video of Osinbajo giving a speech on during the Biafra at 50 anniversary day: