Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode declares tomorrow, 29th of March a public holiday to host President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari during the visit is expected to commission the new Ikeja Bus Terminal, attend a colloquium in honour of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and also embark on a tour of the Eko Atlantic City, among others.
The state’s Commissioner of Police , Imohimi Edgal, while a press briefing in the government office in Alausa, Ikeja, assured Lagos residents of creation of adequate road diversions in order to ease movements around the city.
“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. We will not want to see commercial motorcycles plying the prohibited routes of Agege Motor Road, Bank Anthony Way and anywhere on the Island. Should that order be disobeyed, we would be constrained to ensure that you are arrested with your motorcycles impounded. Whoever is also found as a passenger will also be arrested and prosecuted so do not patronise these Okadas on these prohibited routes not only for the purpose of the visit but also to ensure that Lagos State Laws on the regulation of commercial motorbikes are obeyed at all times” Edgal said.
Edgal also explained that three locations have been designated for all first emergency responders to station their equipment and officials including the Police, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), LASAMBUS, Civil Defence, Fire Brigade, among others at Ikeja, Victoria Island and Free Trade Zone at Lekki-Akodo axis.
It really would be a long weekend/holiday for Lagosians especially as this same weekend is for Easter celebration.