The Office of the Vice President released a statement that the Acting President, Yemi Osinbanjo has cancelled his scheduled meeting in Ondo State today. The statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande stated the trip was cancelled due to bad weather condition that disrupted flying.
The full statement is below:
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
ACTING PRESIDENT RESCHEDULES TRIP TO ONDO STATE
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has had to reschedule his visit to Ondo State today. The trip had been set-up in continuation of his tour of the oil-producing communities which earlier took the Acting President to Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Imo States.
Prof. Osinbajo was already air-borne this morning when weather reports indicated dusty haze and very poor visibility at the Akure Airport and other alternative airports nearby.
The presidential jet therefore had to return to Abuja following which the weather condition was closely monitored until about 2:30pm, when it became abundantly clear that the situation would not change in time for the Acting President to achieve the purposes of the visit. The visit has therefore been rescheduled for Monday, the 20th of February, 2017.
The Presidency has extended apologies to the State Governor, the Governor-elect, traditional rulers and the generality of the people of Ondo State who had been awaiting the Acting President’s visit.
Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President
Office of the Vice President
February 17, 2017