March 8 has been declared work free day by the Plateau state government to enable residents welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on a one-day working visit to the state.

This was announced by Mr Izam Azi, Head of Service, on Tuesday in Jos, after an emergency State Executive Council meeting.

“The holiday will afford civil servants and other citizens the opportunity to give the President a rousing welcome,” Azi said.

Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, ‎also announced that there would be restriction of movement during the visit, especially around areas the President would inaugurate projects.

Dati said that government had created alternative routes in affected areas, adding that security agencies would guide movements during the day.