Wike declares public holiday to honour Tinubu’s visit

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Port Harcourt, May 2, 2023 – Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor, has declared Wednesday, May 3, as work-free day in the state in honour of Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, who is paying a two-day visit.

He announced the decision on Tuesday morning during a statewide broadcast.

Wike said that Tinubu would be visiting the state for a two-day working visit to inaugurate some legacy projects executed by his administration.

He specifically directed that businesses located along Rumuola to Rumuokwuta roads in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State should be closed on Wednesday, 3rd May.

Tinubu is billed to commission the Rumuola/Rumuokwuta Flyover and the ultra-modern Magistrates’ Court Complex, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday 3rd, and Thursday, 4th May 2023, respectively.

 “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 masse 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,” he said. (GBN)

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