The Lagos State Government on Tuesday declared Thursday, March 29 as work-free day in the State as President Muhammadu Buhari visits the state.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan disclosed that this would enable Lagosians to come out en-masse to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a historic two-day visit to Lagos State.
The statement urged residents to adhere to the security guidance earlier announced to make the visit as peaceful and orderly.
Buhari is billed to attend the Colloquium in honour of the All Progressives Congress, APC, national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and then commissions projects in the state.
Announcing traffic diversions and alternative routes ahead of a two-day visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the State between March 29 and 30, State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, at a press briefing held at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said adequate preparations have been made to mitigate the impact of the road diversions on residents, while access would be given to an emergency situation.
According to Vanguard, Edgal, who addressed the briefing alongside heads of security and emergency agencies in the State, said while in Lagos, the President would commission the new Ikeja Bus Terminal, attend a colloquium in honour of national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and as well as embark on tour of the Eko Atlantic City, among others.
According to the CP,
“To ensure smooth, security-free visit of the President, we would need to do some diversions. Some certain roads will be closed at certain times; some diversions will be made but I want to use this opportunity to appeal for the support and understanding of Lagosians that this temporary road closures and diversions might cause a little inconvenience.
“We want the people to bear with us to ensure that we all join hands together to make the visit of Mr. President not only hitch-free but also very memorable. 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. We have also made adequate arrangements to mitigate the impact of the closures on residents,” he said.