Government Declares May 3 Public Holiday

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Tinubu’s visit: Wike declares public holiday in Rivers

 

Governor Nyesom Wike has declared Wednesday, May 3, a public holiday in Rivers state in honour of President-elect Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s two-day visit to the state.

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Tinubu is scheduled to inaugurate the Rumuola/Rumuokwuta Flyover and the ultra-modern Magistrates’ Court Complex in Port Harcourt on Wednesday and the following day during his visit.

 

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Governor Nyesom Wike

 

Wike stated in a Tuesday state broadcast, “It is an honour for the government and people of Rivers State to host the President-elect on this historic visit. In light of this, I urge all Rivers residents to turn out en masse to welcome our President-elect and to demonstrate the traditional Rivers hospitality as he commissions these legacy projects for the glory of God and the advancement of our development.

 

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“I hereby declare Wednesday, May 3, 2023, a public holiday so that the people of Rivers State can give a rousing welcome to our newly-elected president.

 

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On Wednesday, 3rd May 2023, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., all shops and commercial establishments along the roads from Rumuola to Rumuokwuta in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State will be closed. I strongly urge all labour unions and security agencies to abide by this closure order.”

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