Lagos on lockdown as Buhari makes rare visit

Lagos on lockdown as Buhari makes rare visit

President Buhari who was speaking at a colloquium organized to mark the birthday of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, also said his government was committed to improving the living conditions of Nigerians.

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.

Anytime Mr President is coming to Lagos, our roads are closed, and traffic congestion is at its highest.

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 attended the event.

"Governor Ambode is trying to cover up the fact that Lagosians and the civil servants no longer the federal and state governments".

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Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the senate is moving ahead with the public hearing for a change in the law tomorrow. Reilly issued his ruling hours after the Department of Justice appealed two Dane County judges' decisions on the case.

They argued that it was wrong to shut down economy of a "mega city" just because the President was commissioning a "mere" bus terminal that has minute effect on the economy at large.

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".

Earlier, Commissioner of Police in the state, CP ImohimiEdgal, said there would be temporary road closure and diversions in some areas.

"Those who would also love to welcome their President would be confused on whether to fulfil their religious obligations or go out to welcome the President. Gutted!" another person said.

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