The Kogi State Government has declared Thursday, December 29, 2022, as a public holiday as the state would receive President Muhammadu Buhari on that day for the commissioning of projects embarked upon by Governor Yahaya Bello.
This was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, on Sunday to newsmen in Lokoja.
The state government urged the people of Kogi State to come out en masse to receive the President and display the hospitality they are known for in the state.
Also, the state government urged all labour unions and security agencies to ensure full compliance for a peaceful outing of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state.
“The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR shall be visiting Kogi State on the 29th of December, 2022 to commission legacy projects across the State.
“In view of this and to ensure a hitch-free reception of Mr President, the Government of Kogi State under the leadership of His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello wishes to announce that Thursday 29th of December, 2022 has been declared as a public holiday”, the statement read.