Wike declares Wednesday May 3rd public holiday to receive President-elect Tinubu

Wike declares Wednesday May 3rd public holiday to receive President-elect Tinubu

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In a move to offer Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the incoming president of Nigeria, a hearty welcome, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared Wednesday, May 3, 2023, a public holiday.Wike declares Wednesday May 3rd public holiday to receive President-elect Tinubu

The ultra-modern Magistrates’ Court Complex in Port Harcourt and the Rumuola/Rumuokwuta Flyover are set for commissioning by the President-elect during his two days of official travel to Rivers State on May 3 and 4, 2023, respectively.

In a State broadcast on Tuesday, Governor Wike stated that he had expressed a desire for Senator Tinubu to commission several important projects in Rivers State after the general elections.

This was in reference to Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s visit to the state during his presidential campaign.

Wike claimed that a formal invitation was made available to the President-Elect shortly after the general election and he cordially accepted it.

According to Governor Wike, Senator Tinibu’s planned trip to Rivers State will be his first formal trip to a state since becoming Nigeria’s next president.

According to him, the President-elect would join the lengthy list of notable Nigerians the State has hosted to either launch or commission historic projects by virtue of this visit.

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.” – Wike said.

The Governor stressed;

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.”

Additionally, Wike ordered that on 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 must remain closed.

Therefore, Governor Wike has urged all labor unions and security organizations to abide by this closure order.

Furthermore, he urged the residents of Rivers to turn out in force to welcome the amiable President-Elect.

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