Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared Wednesday, 3rd May 2023, a public holiday to enable the people of Rivers State give the President-Elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a rousing welcome.
The President-Elect during his two days official visit to Rivers State is scheduled to commission the Rumuola/Rumuokwuta Flyover and the ultra-modern Magistrates’ Court Complex, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday, 4th May 2023, respectively.
Governor Wike, in a State broadcast on Tuesday said during Senator Tinubu’s presidential campaign visit to Rivers State, he had indicated intention to have him commission some strategic projects in the State after the general elections.
He said a formal invitation was sent to the President-Elect after the general elections, which he graciously accepted. Governor Wike explained that the proposed visit to Rivers State is Senator Tinibu’s first official visit to any State since he emerged as the President-Elect of Nigeria.
Wike also directed all shops and business premises along Rumuola to Rumuokwuta roads in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State to remain closed from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 3rd May 2023.