Thursday March 29 will be a holiday in Nigeria’s Lagos State due to the impending visit by the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari, the state government has declared.
“The work-free day will enable Lagosians come out en masse to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a historic two-day visit to Lagos State,” a statement said.
The Nigeria’s commercial capital will see its major roads closed to traffic with some diversion provided even though emergency situations will be given priority.
According to Lagos State Police Chief Imohimi Edgal, the president will be attending a colloquium marking the 66th birthday of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu – national leader of the ruling APC party.
The president is also expected to attend the official flag-off ceremony of the construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project as well as tour the the Eko Atlantic City and inaugurate the Ikeja Bus Terminal, among other engagements.
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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 and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.
“We have done a 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.