Borno Government has declared tomorrow, Monday, February 16, as a work-free-day to enable the people of the state accord the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari a rousing welcome to the state.
Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Jidda who announced this in a statement in Maiduguri today said that the gesture is to enable residents of the state receive Buhari during his campaign rally.
“The Borno Government has declared Monday as a work-free-day. The declaration is to enable the people of the state welcome the APC Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, who will arrive in Maiduguri on a campaign visit on Monday.”
Jidda urged party supporters to come out en mass to welcome the visitor even as Governor Kashim Shettima enjoined all Borno residents “to come out en mass and line up the streets to welcome the Peoples’ General.” [myad]