Port Harcourt— Governor Nyesom Wike has declared Wednesday 3 May public holiday for Rivers state people to celebrate Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the President-Elect, over a two-day visit to the state, according to reports by the Vanguard.
Tinubu during the visit is scheduled to commission the Rumuola/Rumuokwuta Flyover and the ultra-modern Magistrates’ Court Complex, Port Harcourt, Wednesday and the day after.
Wike in a State broadcast on Tuesday said “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 and display the traditional Rivers hospitality as he commissions these legacy projects to God’s glory and the advancement of our development.
“I hereby declare Wednesday, 3rd May 2023, a public holiday to enable the people of Rivers State to receive our President-Elect in rousing welcome.
“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.”