The Lagos State Government has declared Thursday work free over President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day visit. This was announced by Kehinde Bamigbetan, Commissioner for Information. He said the holiday will afford the residents of the state to come out in their numbers to welcome the President.
Imohini Edgal, the state Commissioner of Police, said at a press conference, that there would be temporary road closure and diversions in some areas. He said Buhari would be attending a colloquium to mark the 66th birthday of Bola Tinubu at Victoria Island, and the official flag-off ceremony for the construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port project in Epe. He said the President would also tour the Eko Atlantic City as well as inaugurate the Ikeja Bus Terminal.
“The temporary road closure and diversions would be within Ikeja, Maryland, Agege Motor Road, Victoria Island and Ikoyi axis,” he said.
“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).
“We have done threat assessment and engaged all stakeholders such as the National Union of Road Transport Workers and commercial bike riders. We are appealing that they abide by our agreement at the meeting.
“This is to ensure that Mr President’s visit to Lagos is smooth, safe and hitch-free,” he said.