Kogi State Government has declared Monday, August 21 as a public holiday for citizens to thank God for the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country.
The Director-General, media and publicity to the state governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, said it was to enable the people to give thanks to God for bringing back President Buhari in sound health and sound mind.
He said the decision was also in line with the support the people of the state had given Buhari in his efforts at correcting the ills of the past and putting the nation on sound economic footing.
“We urge Kogites to also use the occasion of the public holiday to pray for Mr. President as he resumes his responsibilities of re-positioning Nigeria,” the statement noted.
The statement quoted Governor Yahaya Bello as thanking the people for standing by the President while undergoing treatment in London and also for trooping to Abuja to welcome the him.