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President Buhari begins two-day working visit to Lagos

President Buhari begins two-day working visit to Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari will Monday, May 23, 2016 begin a two-day working visit to Lagos State. 

It will be President Buhari’s first official visit to the state since he assumed office about a year ago.

This is contained in a statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.

He stated that this is the first time in about 15 years that a sitting President will be visiting the State on a working visit.

According to him, this is a testimony to the landmark achievements in the last one year of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

It also denotes the good working relationship between Lagos State and the Federal Government. 

During the visit, President Buhari, would formally commission the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Rescue Unit in Cappa Oshodi.

The Rescue Unit was built by the State Government to ensure prompt and swift response to emergency situations in the State.

The President would thereafter commission the newly constructed Ago Palace Way in Okota, Isolo.

After that, he will pay homage to the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Babatunde Rilwanu Aremu Akiolu at the Iga Iduganran, Lagos Island.

The Commissioner disclosed further that the President would later in the day be hosted to a reception rally by the State Government at the Tafawa Balewa Square, (TBS) Lagos.

There he will also commission and hand over security equipment and vehicles contributed by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration to securities agencies to beef up security in the state. 

The release added that activities for the first day of the President’s visit would be rounded off with a State Banquet in his honour.

The Banquet will be held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.

The President will on Tuesday participate as the Special Guest of Honour at a breakfast session with Corporate Lagos.

It will be hosted by Governor Ambode at the Lagos State House, Marina.

Thereafter, he will have a short session with the public service at the State House, Alausa-Ikeja. 

The Commissioner quoted Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as being joyous over this landmark presidential visit to the State.

He said that it has contributed so much to his emergence as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He added that Lagosians are looking forward with excitement to receive the President in the State.

He, however, urged residents to bear with law enforcement agents and traffic control authorities.

These will effect road diversions in some of the routes that the President motorcade will pass through during the visit.

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