Jonathan will return to a grand reception organized by Governor Seriake Dickson-led administration in Bayelsa State after handing over to the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on May 29.
Bayelsa State Government today declared programmes of events mapped out to receive Jonathan whom it described as the proud son of the Ijaw nation and the Niger Delta region.Members of the reception committee set up by Dickson to welcome the President said in a press briefing that Jonathan is expected in the state immediately after handing over on May 29.
The Chairman of the committee and Commissioner for Information, Mr. Esueme Kikile, said the reception was being organized to thank Nigerians for the opportunity they gave an Ijaw man from Bayelsa to serve the country.
He said despite the geographical size of the state, it produced the first minority President of Nigeria.
He said the President will be hosted to a civic reception at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre from where he will proceed to Otuoke, his hometown.
Kikile said movements would be restricted in some roads and areas where the events will hold for security reasons.