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Travellers, airlines face difficulties as Buhari visits Lagos

02 April 2018, 11:22 | Damon Campbell

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The president is now on a 2-day visit to Lagos State, where he was to commission the project carried out by the state government.

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.

Areas to be affected by the traffic diversion include Bank Anthony Way in Ikeja, Agege Motor Road, a section of Eko Hotel Road in Victoria Island and Old Marina in Ikoyi axis.

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.

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Governors of Nasarawa and Bauchi States, Alhaji Tanko Almakura and Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar respectively, were among the dignitaries that witnessed the event. "Work is ongoing there at a very fast pace and I can assure Lagosians that very soon, the place will be completed and we intend to move all trucks, tankers to that location and as soon as that is done, we would have permanently take care of this trucks and tankers", he said.

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The state government had announced on Tuesday that movement would be restricted to certain areas during the president's visit, promising that alternative routes would be created.

We have been compelled to write a letter to the Lagos State governor asking him to please prevail on the President to reschedule his visit.

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

Buhari during the visit inaugurated some projects and also attended the 10th Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu's Colloquium.



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