Poor visibility forces Osinbajo to cancel trip to Ondo
Hazy weather and poor visibility yesterday morning forced Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, to reschedule his visit to Ondo State.
A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, yesterday said the visit has been rescheduled for Monday, February 20.
The trip had been scheduled in continuation of his tour of the oil-producing communities, which has taken him to Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Imo states.
According to Akande, Osinbajo was already air-borne when weather reports indicated dusty haze and very poor visibility at the Akure Airport and other alternative airports nearby.
He said the presidential jet had to return to Abuja, following which the weather condition was closely monitored until about 2:30pm, when it became clear that the situation would not change in time for the Acting President to achieve the purposes of the visit.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has extended apologies to Governor Olusegun Mimiko, the governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu, traditional rulers and the generality of the people of Ondo State who had waited to receive the Acting President.