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.
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.
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.
Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Imohimi Edgal, said there would be temporary road closure and diversions in some areas.
Edgal said the president would also tour the Eko Atlantic City and inaugurate the Ikeja Bus Terminal, among other engagements.
”The temporary road closure and diversions would be within Ikeja, Maryland, Agege Motor Road, Victoria Island and Ikoyi axis.
”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 (LASTMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
”We have done threat assessment and engaged all stakeholders such as the National Union of Road Transport Workers and commercial bike riders. We are appealing that they abide by our agreement at the meeting. ”
This is to ensure that Mr President’s visit to Lagos is smooth, safe and hitch-free, ” he said