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Wike Declares Wednesday Public Holiday In Honour Of Tinubu

 

Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Wike, has declared Wednesday as a public holiday in honour of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who will be in the state for the inauguration of some projects.

Tinubu during his two-day official visit to Rivers State, is scheduled to commission the Rumuola/Rumuokwuta Flyover and the ultra-modern Magistrates’ Court Complex, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday and Thursday.

In a state broadcast Wike had said during Tinubu’s presidential campaign visit to Rivers State, he indicated intention to have him commission some strategic projects in the state after the general elections.

He also said a formal invitation was sent to the President-elect after the general elections, which he graciously accepted.

“For us, it is an honour to the government and people of Rivers State to host the President-elect on this historic visit. Consequently, I urge all Rivers citizens to come out en mass to receive our President-elect, His Excellency Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and display the traditional Rivers hospitality as he commissions these legacy projects to God’s glory and the advancement of our development.

“Given this, I hereby declare Wednesday, 3rd May 2023, a public holiday to enable the people of Rivers State to receive our President-elect rousingly.

“Furthermore, all shops and business premises along Rumuola to Rumuokwuta roads in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State shall remain closed from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 3rd May 2023. I urge all labour unions and security agencies to comply with this closure order,” Wike said.

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