December 29, has officially been declared a public holiday for Kogi residents by the Kogi State Government, as they are to receive the president of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the legacy projects of Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration.
This information was released by Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner of information and communication in a statement issued on Sunday.
According to the statement, to ensure that the president receives a wonderful welcome, the Kogi State Government has decided to declare Thursday, December 29th as a work-free day (public holiday), to ensure that the president receives the best reception from the people of the State, he further ordered the labor union to ensure that this information is adhered by various institutions.
He also urges the people of Kogi State to ensure that there is a large turn-up to welcome the president, as they should display the hospitality they are known for as the president will be inaugurating essential projects.
the statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari shall be visiting Kogi State on December 29, 2022, to inaugurate legacy projects across the state.
“Because of this and to ensure a hitch-free reception of Mr. President, the Government of Kogi State under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello wishes to announce that Thursday has been declared as a public holiday.
“The decision is to enable the people of the state to receive our President. We urge all our labor unions and security agencies to ensure full compliance.
“The government wishes to call on the people of the state to come out en masse to receive Mr. President and display the hospitality we are known for as he will be inaugurating life-touching legacy projects across the state.”