Press agog with Buhari's visit to Lagos

02 April, 2018, 11:21 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Nigeria: Lagos to Shut Roads for Buhari's Two-Day Visit, Declares Tomorrow Work-Free Day

He will also inaugurate a bus terminal and attend a colloquium in honour of APC national leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of the state.

The Government of Lagos State had declared today, March 29, 2018 as a public holiday to enable Lagosians come out enmasse to welcome Mr President.

Buhari will also be commissioning the Ikeja bus terminal.

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Information commissioner Kehinde Bamigbetan said the temporary road closures and diversions would be within Ikeja, Maryland, Agege Motor Road, Victoria Island and Ikoyi axis. We are using this opportunity to call again on the Okada Unions and the National Union of Road Transport Workers that they must abide with the terms of agreement we reached during meetings with them regarding the visit.

Speaking during the flag-off of the deep seaport, President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed that over 170,000 direct and indirect jobs would be generated from the project.

"And we told them that we are not interested in disrupting the presidential visit, our protest is not going to take place in Ikeja, and that there is no need for any alarm".

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"Security engagements are in top gear, as we are working with the Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)".

Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Imohimi Edgal, said there would be temporary road closure and diversions in some areas.

"Those who would also love to welcome their President would be confused on whether to fulfil their religious obligations or go out to welcome the President".

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President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to the nation's commercial capital, Lagos, has continued to generate anger and displeasure among Lagosians.

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