Buhari’s return: Gov. Bello declares public holiday
The Kogi State Government has declared Monday as a public holiday.
The holiday is for thanksgiving for the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria from his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
Buhari returned to Nigeria on Saturday after 103 days of medical treatment in the UK.
The State Governor, Yahaya Bello, according to a statement, said it was a day “to thank the Almighty God for the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari is sound health and sound mind.
“The gesture is in line with the support of the Kogi people for the renaissance of our nation by Mr. President.
“We urge Kogites to also use the occasion of the Public Holiday to pray for Mr. President as he resumes his responsibilities of repositioning Nigeria.”
The statement, signed by the Director General on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said Bello also thanked the people of the State for standing by Buhari “and for trooping to Abuja in thousands to welcome the ‘Lion of Africa’.”