Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu will visit Rivers State on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 under the invitation of Governor Nyesom Wike to commission some projects.
Consequently, Governor Wike has declared a public holiday to welcome the ‘President-elect’ whose declaration by INEC as winner of the February 25 presidential election is still a subject of litigation.
Governor Nyesom Wike had invited Tinubu to inaugurate some projects in the state which he had accepted.
Tinubu would inaugurate Rumuola/Rumuokwuta Flyover and a new Magistrate Courts Complex in the state.
The projects would be inaugurated on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, disclosed the itinerary of the ‘President-elect’ during his two-day official visit to the state in a statement.
Wike, in a state broadcast on Tuesday, said Tinubu’s visit to Rivers would be his first official visit to any state since he emerged as the ‘President-elect’ after his victory in the February 25 election.
He said: “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.”
“Rivers people should come out in great numbers and give our amiable President-elect a rousing welcome during his visit,” Wike added.