By Abdul Tukur
Lagosians have been granted a day off on Thursday, March 29, to accommodate President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day visit to the state.
The commissioner for information for Lagos state pointed out that the bank holiday would allow residents “come out enmasse to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a historic two-day visit to Lagos State.”
The President is expected to commission the Ikeja Bus Terminal.
President Buhari will also attend a colloquium to mark the 66th birthday of Bola Tinubu at Victoria Island.
Aside to the Thursday bank holiday, Lagosians will also enjoy a work free day on Friday and Monday because of Easter.
Imohini Edgal, the commissioner of police in the state, warned that there would be “temporary road closure and diversions would be within Ikeja, Maryland, Agege Motor Road, Victoria Island and Ikoyi axis,” because of the President’s visit.
“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), ” he said.
“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.”