By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
President Muhammadu Buhari between January 23-24 will visit Lagos on a two-day working visit to inaugurate the comic projects led by the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu.
The projects to be inaugurated are the Lekki Deep Sea Port; the 32-metric tons per hour Lagos Rice Mill; the 18.75-kilometre six-lane rigid-pavement Eleko Junction to Epe Expressway; the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, and the iconic Lagos Blue Line rail project,private sector project, the MRS Lubricant factory, in Apapa.
Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso in a statement said “As you are well aware, this will be Mr. President’s first official visit to Lagos State since assumption of office by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat. To this end, we have tagged the President’s visit ‘A Festival of Project Commissioning’.
“Mr. President is scheduled to arrive in Lagos on Monday, January 23, via the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, where he will be received by Governor Sanwo-Olu, top government officials and dignitaries. There will be a short ceremony, which will include a cultural display, presentation of a bouquet and inspection of a guard of honour by the special guest.
“We all know that Lagos is known for its remarkable hospitality and conviviality. These attributes will be on display in the evening of Monday January 23 during the state banquet to be organised in honour of our guest. Mr. Governor and his spouse, Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, will lead other dignitaries to give President Muhammadu Buhari a befitting Lagos welcome. There will be musical performances and other forms of entertainment to make the evening a very memorable one for Mr. President and all the invited guests” he added.
The state government has announced that traffic will be restricted on the fixed date for the inauguration.
In a statement released by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, the Commissioner, Oladeinde assured that alternative routes have been mapped out as well as the deployment of the State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA to manage traffic flow during the two-day visit.