President Buhari To Inaugurate Projects in Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari will be in Lagos State next week on a two-day working visit to inaugurate projects completed by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.

The President who will arrive on Monday, January 23, will open five iconic projects between his arrival and departure on Tuesday, January 24.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso who announced this at a joint news briefing in Alausa, Ikeja said the Presidential visit has been tagged “Lagos Festival of Projects Commissioning” and arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the Presidential visit is hitch free.

According to Mr Omotoso, the projects to be inaugurated include the Lekki Deep Sea Port; the 32-metric tons per hour Lagos Rice Mill; the 18.75-kilometer six-lane rigid-pavement Eleko Junction to Epe Expressway; the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History and the iconic Lagos Blue Line rail project, while the President will also witness the signing of the contract for the take off of the second phase.

President Buhari will also unveil a private sector project; a factory in Apapa.

Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said security personnel would be at strategic places to prevent unforseen circumstances and implored residents not to panic due to the high influx of security operatives.

On his part, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, hinted that there would be restrictions on some roads including the Ademola Adetokunbo road on Victoria Island from 6am to 3pm on day two and urged motorists going to the Island to make use of alternative routes which would be made known to the public.

Dr Oladeinde appealed to the motoring public to be patient and cooperate with traffic management personnel to ensure free vehicular movement.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu appealed to residents who have no business along the routes to venues of the inauguration to stay off to avoid harassment from security operatives.

The new briefing was also attended by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, her counterpart in the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Femi Martins as well as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Oyinade Nathan-Marsh and the Managing Director of LAMATA, Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo.

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