Borno State government has declared tomorrow as public holiday in honour of President Goodluck Jonathan who begins an official visit to Yobe and Borno states today.
A statement signed by the secretary to the Borno State government, Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda said yesterday.
However, findings reveals that the work free day was actually thought of in order to reduce the hardship that the people in Maiduguri will have to bear with as a result of “serious security measures” being put in place.
It was gathered that movements of people and vehicles will be strictly restricted throughout the president’s visit which begins today. Already, hundreds of uniformed and plain cloth security operatives have been deployed to the two states.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Borno State, Mallam Ibrahim El-Zubair last night described the President’s visit as an afterthought.