Buhari Pays Two-day Visit to Lagos

Posted April 02, 2018

"For the avoidance of doubt, the Lagos State Police Command will not tolerate any protest from the National Basketball Association or from any group or individual for that matter during the visit of Mr President whom Lagosians are ready to receive warmly".

President Buhari is already in Lagos City to commission the bus terminal and also to attend the 10th Bola Tinubu's Colloquium.

An earlier planned trip to Lagos in May 2016 was aborted at the last minute, with a terse statement from the presidency saying Buhari had an ear infection.

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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.

Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has alleged deliberate plot to use President Muhammadu Buhari's Lagos visit to spoil Easter celebration for Christians in the state.

Reactions from Lagosians on social media.

. We are appealing that they abide by our agreement at the meeting.

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Another said, "Declare a work-free day, just like that; this doesn't add up as many businesses especially banks will be adversely affected with Friday and Monday already public holidays".

The Ikeja Bus Terminal was officially commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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

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The Punch newspaper said the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered tight security nationwide to ensure a hitch-free Easter celebration. "Gutted!" another person said.