The visit by acting President Yemi Osinbajo to Ondo State on Friday in continuation of his tour of oil-producing communities, was reschedule due to unfavourable weather condition.
As part of the tour, Prof Osinbajo had already been to Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Imo States.
A statement by the Presidency said Osinbajo was already air-borne Friday morning when weather reports indicated dusty haze and very poor visibility at the Akure Airport and other alternative airports nearby.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Laolu Akande said the presidential jet “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 statement said the Presidency has extended apologies to the State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, the governor-elect, traditional rulers and the people of the state who had been awaiting the Acting President’s visit.