The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress joins millions of Lagosians to welcome the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the chief change agent, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari as he embarks on his first official visit to Lagos on Friday, 27th of November 2015.
The party says that the visit, which is meant to commission new security equipment procured by the Lagos State government for the purpose of beefing security in Nigeria’s most important state, shows the commitment of the federal and state governments to deal with the security challenges facing the state.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party says the visit marks the solidification of the important milestone Lagos achieved by achieving a historical alignment with the party at the center for the first time in history for the purpose of consolidating on the immeasurable progress that the state has achieved in sixteen years of progressive governance.
The party wishes President Buhari an eventful visit and more success as he navigates the country from the ruins of the past sixteen years.
“We are delighted that President Buhari is coming to Lagos, not only to commission the massive equipment the Akinwumi Ambode’s government procured to tighten security in Lagos, but also on his first official visit to the State since he assumed power on May 29.
“We see this visit as historical because Lagos embodies the merits of progressive governance, which President Buhari is presently heading for the first time in Nigeria’s history.
“It is therefore no coincidence that a President, whose party rules Lagos, is coming to the state for the very first time in the country’s history.
“We are also excited that Lagos provided the base for the historical victory of progressives against reactionaries for the very first time in Nigeria’s history. So the visit by President to the state is both historical and epochal.
“That President Buhari is coming to commission newly acquired equipments to deal with security challenges in Lagos speaks of the symbiotic commitment of both the federal and Lagos State government to total reduction in crimes and other forms of insecurity.
“It further shows the importance which the change government, at every level, attaches to security of lives and properties of Nigerians.
“We commend the President for making out time for this fruitful visit that will serve sufficient notice to criminals that Lagos is resolved to maintain its position as a no-go area for criminals.
“We salute the Ambode administration for rising to the Herculean tasks of governing Lagos in every sector and urge him not to relent in his bid to better the enviable records he met on ground, for the good and pride of every Lagosian.
“We commend the government on the newly procured security equipment a as well as its push against criminality in Lagos. We are quite satisfied that Lagos is firmly in capable and determined hands.
“As Lagos APC welcomes our dear President to the state, we urge all Lagosians to continue to support the critical change that is sweeping all over the country after the debauchery of the recent past by continuing to support President Buhari and Governor Ambode.
“We welcome Mr. President to the Center of Excellence, the pride of Nigeria, the economic hub of Nigeria, the state of aquatic splendor, the fourth largest economy in Africa, on what is indeed a homecoming and wish him a very successful and eventful visit to Lagos.