Borno State Government has declared Monday as a work-free day for the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari(retd.).
This announcement was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Jidda, which was made available to journalists in Maiduguri on Sunday.
Jidda said the gesture was to enable residents of the state to welcome Buhari to the state for his campaign rally.
The statement read, “The Borno State Government has declared Monday as a work free day.
“The declaration is to enable the people of the state to welcome the APC presidential candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, who will arrive Maiduguri on a campaign visit on Monday.”
Jidda called on APC party supporters to come out en mass to welcome the guests.
The SSG added, “Governor Kashim Shettima has enjoined all Borno residents to come out en mass and line up the streets to welcome the Peoples’ General.”
Meanwhile preparations have been finalised to give the presidential candidate a glorious reception in Borno State.
A visit to Ramat Square, which will hold the campaign rally, on Sunday afternoon by our correspondent showed that a massive podium was already in place.