Visit from Tinubu: Wike Proclaims a Holiday in Rivers
For the people of Rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike has declared Wednesday, May 3, a public holiday in honor of President-elect Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s two-day visit.
On Wednesday and the following day, Tinubu is set to inaugurate the modern Magistrates’ Court Complex in Port Harcourt and the Rumuola/Rumuokwuta Flyover during his visit.
It is an honor for the government and people of Rivers State to welcome the President-Elect on this historic visit, Wike said in a State broadcast on Tuesday. In order to show our President-Elect Rivers hospitality and to commission these legacy projects to God’s glory and the benefit of our development, I implore all Rivers residents to turn out in large numbers.
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In order for the people of Rivers State to give our President-Elect a hearty welcome, I therefore declare Wednesday, May 3, 2023, a public holiday. On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., all stores and commercial buildings in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State shall be closed. I kindly request that all security and labor unions abide by this closure order.