President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday begin a two-day working visit to Lagos State.
President Buhari, according to a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, will commission the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Rescue Unit in Cappa Oshodi, built by the state government to ensure prompt and swift response to emergency situations in the State.
Ayorinde noted that it would be the President’s first official visit to the state since he assumed office almost a year ago and that it would be the first time in about 15 years that a sitting president would embark on a working visit to the state.
The statement read, “It is a testimony to the landmark achievements of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the last one year, as well as the good working relationship between Lagos State and the Federal Government.”
Ayorinde added that the President would also commission the newly constructed Ago Palace Way at Okota, Isolo, after which he would pay homage to the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, at the Iga Idunganran, Lagos Island.
“The President will later in the day be hosted to a reception rally by the state government at the Tafawa Balewa Square, where he will also commission and hand over security equipment and vehicles contributed by the Ambode-led administration to security agencies to beef up security in the state.
“Activities for the first day of the President’s visit would be rounded off with a state banquet in his honour at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island,” he said.
According to the statement, Buhari, on Tuesday, will be the special guest of honour at a breakfast session with corporate Lagos hosted by the governor at the Lagos State House, Marina, followed by a short session with the public service at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja.
Ambode was quoted as expressing joy over the presidential visit, adding that Lagosians were looking forward to receive the President in the state.
Residents were urged to bear with law enforcement agents and traffic control authorities creating diversions on some of the routes to be plied by the President’s motorcade during the visit.
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