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Yaay: Pres. Buhari will visit Plateau on Thursday, so there’s a public holiday

Plateau Gov. Simon Lalong

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Yaay: Pres. Buhari will visit Plateau on Thursday, so there’s a public holiday

The Plateau government has declared Thursday, March 8, a work-free day to enable residents welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on a one-day working visit to the state.

Mr Izam Azi, Head of Service, announced this on Tuesday 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, Mr 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.

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President Buhari visited Taraba before traveling to Ghana yesterday. He is expected to continue his tour of five states which have suffered fatal clashes this year. The states to be visited are Taraba (already done), Plateau, Benue, Rivers, and Zamfara.

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