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President Buhari to Pay 2-day Working Visit to Lagos State



BuhariThe Lagos State Government on Saturday said it would formally welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on a two-day working visit to the state on Monday.

This is contained in a statement issued by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

In the statement, Ayorinde said that this would be Buhari’s first official visit to the state since he assumed office about a year ago.

Ayorinde said that the President, during the visit, would formally commission the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Rescue Unit, at Cappa, near Oshodi, in the state.

He said the Rescue Unit was built by the State Government to ensure prompt and swift response to emergency situations.

Ayorinde said the President would thereafter commission the newly-constructed Ago Palace Way in Okota, Isolo after which he would pay homage to Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos.

The Commissioner also said that president Buhari would later in the day be hosted to a reception at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. He said that there he would also commission and hand over security equipment and vehicles contributed by the State Government to the security agencies, to beef up security in the state.

The commissioner said that activities for the first day of the President’s visit would be rounded up with a State Banquet in his honour at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.

He said that the President will on Tuesday participate as Special Guest of Honour at a breakfast session with Corporate Lagos, to be hosted by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, at the Lagos State House, Marina.

Ayorinde said after the breakfast session, President Buhari would have a short session with the public service at the State House, Ikeja.

He, however, urged residents to bear with law enforcement agents and traffic control authorities who would effect road diversions in some of the routes that the President’s motorcade would pass through during the visit.

Ayorinde added that the governor was joyous over the landmark presidential visit to the state that contributed so much to his emergence as President.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. ng

    May 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Traffic of destiny awaits us….*crying**

  2. nene+

    May 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I remember Fashola’s insults to Jonathan for coming to Lagos!
    Ngozi ga diri ezi onye omume!

    • Tunmi

      May 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Were they warned ahead of time during Jonathan’s visit?

  3. fan

    May 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Traffic won’t be much because of the fuel hike.This man can waka no bi small

  4. Hawtspot

    May 21, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I can’t really see any meaningful thing he is coming to do….cos Ambode has not really done anything significant ever since he became governor. Now Lagosians would have to suffer terrible traffic cos of their jamboree….*sigh*

  5. Omodolapo

    May 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Can he please not come? Please and please.

    • or

      May 22, 2016 at 9:25 am

      I still believe he should visit. Agatu, Nasarawa and commiserate with the victims first!

  6. Opinion

    May 21, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Now, the traffic will be worse. We politicise everything. Is it our fault? I won’t comment till i see it happening.

  7. Bradley

    May 21, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Whenever Lagos state tells its residents to “pls bear with us”….just get ready for some suffering .

  8. The Observer

    May 22, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Finally! He’s visiting somewhere in the country where he actually leads.


    May 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    So avoid marina and Victoria Island be that! Smh?

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