The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has declared Monday, August 21 as public holiday to celebrate the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria after spending 105 days in the United Kingdom.
The government said the day should be used by the people of the state as a day of thanksgiving and to offer prayers for the president.
A statement released by the governor’s Director General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, reads:
The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has declared Monday, 21st August, 2017 as Public Holiday and Thanksgiving Day to thank the Almighty God for the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari in 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 Governor thanks Kogites for standing by the President and for trooping to Abuja in thousands to welcome the ‘Lion of Africa’.