Govt Declares Work-Free Day As Buhari Visits Lagos

02 April, 2018, 11:24 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Lagos declares tomorrow work-free day as Buhari visits

NAIJ.com had reported that Nigerians have condemned the virtual shutdown of Lagos state due to the visit of President Buhari.

While the airport ceremonies were going one, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was at the ground breaking ceremony of Lekki Deep Seaport representing President Buhari.

The state government had also declared Thursday, March 29 as work free day to ease movement in and around the state as well as enable Lagosians come out en masse to welcome the president.

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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.

During his two-day visit to Lagos, the President is expected to inspect the ongoing construction works at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island.

Imohimi Edgal, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, announced the temporal closure of routes including Ikeja, Agege, Maryland, Ikoyi and Victoria Island, these affect areas around the environs from Iyana-ipaja, Egbeda, Ikotun, Airport Road, Yaba and a host of other places.

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The road closures and diversions will be very temporary and immediately the President leaves a certain location, that area will be opened very quickly for the general public.

He advised motorists, commercial bus operators and commercial motorcycle riders to observe road diversions or use alternative routes.

Besides, Mr Edgal said security arrangement was already in top gear and that people would see a lot of deployment of personal of both military and civil logistics adding that it is nothing to worry about.

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Nigeria's economic capital was on a lockdown on Thursday as President Muhammadu Buhari makes his first official visit to the city since coming to power in 2015.

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