- The Plateau government is gearing up for President Buhari's visit to the state
- Thursday, March 8, has been declared a public holiday by the government
- The president is billed to arrive the state on a one-day working visit on that day
The government of Plateau state has declared Thursday, March 8, a public holiday to enable residents welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on a one-day working visit to the state.
Izam Azi, head of service, announced this on Tuesday, March 6, in Jos, after an emergency State Executive Council meeting. “The holiday will afford civil servants and other citizens the opportunity to give the president a rousing welcome,” Azi said.
Meanwhile, Yakubu Dati, commissioner for information and communication, has said that there would be restriction of movement during the visit, especially around areas the president would inaugurate projects.
Dati said that government had created alternative routes in affected areas, adding that security agencies would guide movements during the day.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the federal government said it is investing N771 million into building 80 houses in Plateau state. The buildings under the Federal Housing Programme (FHP) is located at Laminga village in Jos, Plateau state.
An official of the federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing also commended the Plateau state government for donating the 5.04 hectares of land for the project.
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