The Bayelsa government seems confident that the hospitality of their people would be a memorable experience for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who visits the state today, Friday, February 10, 2017.
The government stated on Thursday that it was looking forward to receive Prof. Osinbajo, now Acting President, when he visits the “Glory of All Lands” as part of his tour to some states in the Niger Delta.
To enable them live up to the brag, the government has urged residents to come out massively to receive the Vice President.
More important to the state, however, is the need for the Acting President to reach areas of the state that need government intervention.
Part of the government’s statement on Thursday also urged their special guest not to allow his visit to be used to score “cheap political points” by some persons advancing their selfish interest.
Meanwhile, the Police in Bayelsa do not seem interested in allowing the fanfare beyond the streets and have warned that entry to the main event is strictly by invitation.
The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, warned in a separate statement released to the media, that gathering of persons not invited to the programme, at any point within the state, will not be tolerated.
The Acting President will lead top-ranking Nigerian government officials to interact with traditional rulers, well-known Bayelsans and members of conflict resolution committees.
The interactive session is scheduled to hold at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa.
Bayelsa is the home land of the Ijaw ethnic group, where former President Goodluck Jonathan hails from, and is majorly riverine.