As President Goodluck Jonathan steps down as President on Friday, the Bayelsa State Government has planned a big reception to welcome him back home.
The state will organise a civic reception for him at Yenagoa on Friday as he returns to the state capital Yenagoa en route his Otuoke hometown.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Dan Kikile, who announced this on Wednesday, said Jonathan would be received at the Government House, Helipad, Yenagoa, by Governor Seriake Dickson and other top government officials.
He said the president would be hosted to a civic reception later in the evening at Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa.
“The president will then proceed to his hometown in Otuoke, where he will be received by chiefs and his kinsmen.
“The president will later be hosted to a state banquet at the banquet hall in Yenagoa.
“On May 30, an inter denominational thanksgiving service will be organised at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Yenagoa, after which the president will be hosted to a state luncheon at the banquet hall, Yenagoa,“ he said.
Kikile said the state government would use the occasion to showcase the affection of Bayelsa people for Jonathan and thank God for enabling the president to successfully complete his tenure.
The commissioner said there would be restriction of traffic on adjourning roads to the venues for the events and apologised for the inconvenience the programme might cause.