Ahead the May 29, 2023 inaugural of Dr. Alex Otti as the 10th Governor of Abia State, the Inauguration Committee has embarked on a massive face-lift of the two main venues slated for the event.
The Venue Sub-Committee headed by Hon Austin Okezie Meregini, Umuahia East State Constituency member-elect, reports that extensive renovation works are currently ongoing at the Umuahia Township Stadium and the International Conference Centre, at the expense of the Abia State Governor-Elect, Dr. Otti and his transition team.
In an update to the Inauguration Committee, Hon Okezie said: “Work is seriously progressing at the two venues. So far, the cement/casting work within the second gate at the stadium has been done. Roof work has been done too, remaining the VIP area where there are still few leaking spots and we’re working to remedy that. We hope that would be rectified by early next week.
“Also, the paint works are moving on very fast at both venues, as well as replacement of all damaged flower capes, especially at the stadium, which we didn’t take into consideration early enough.
“I am hoping that by next week, we would have completed all the envisaged renovation works in time for the inauguration of our incoming Governor, Dr. Alex Otti and his deputy, Engr Ikechukwu Emetu, and indeed the new administration in Abia State, led by the Labour Party.”
A massive entertainment package is being planned at the stadium after the swearing in to fete the guests.
However, a post inauguration exclusive luncheon will be held at the International Conference Centre, Umuahia, to entertain invited guests for the inauguration. The ‘A-Class’ event is strictly on invitation.
- Kazie Uko
Head, Media Committee
The Alex Otti Inauguration