Lagos shuts major routes, declares work-free day for Buhari’s visit on 29th March

Lagos State Government has declared Thursday, March 29, a work-free day in the State ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day visit to the state.

It was done to enable residents come out en masse to welcome President Buhari.

Also, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Imohimi Edgal, on Tuesday, said there would be temporary road closure and diversions in some areas.

The routes to be closed are Ikeja, Agege, Maryland, Ikoyi, and Victoria Island.

Edgal made the announcement at a news conference in Lagos to update the public on security plans for the President’s visit.

He said that President Muhammadu Buhari would be in Lagos on a two-day official visit on Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30.

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The Police commissioner said that President Buhari would be attending a colloquium marking the 66th birthday of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at Victoria Island, and also be at the official flag-off ceremony for the construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project in Epe.

Security engagements are in top gear, as we are working with the Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.

Edgal expressed deep regrets for any inconveniences, saying the listed roads would be reopened immediately after the President’s motorcade passes.
He advised motorists, commercial bus operators and commercial motorcycle riders to observe road diversions or use alternative routes.

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