Osibanjo Will Represent Buhari In Lagos – Presidency

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his official visit to Lagos, his spokesman, Femi Adesina, yesterday told The Guardian via a text message that the trip had not been cancelled.

He said Buhari would be represented in Lagos by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Meanwhile, to ensure a hitch-free visit, the Lagos State police command has deployed personnel and tools.

All is set for the Vice President to represent the President

The Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni who spoke to The Guardian about their preparedness for the presidents’ visit, said: “We are very prepared to welcome the president and ensure that traffic issues are curtailed during his stay in Lagos. We are deploying all we have to ensure that the visit is hitch-free. We are adequately prepared and we are working with other security agencies to ensure this.”

It was gathered that the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase had arrived yesterday afternoon ahead of the visit.

Ahead of the visit, the Lagos State government had released traffic guide which it said would help its residents to review their travel plans between Monday and Tuesday to avoid undue traffic congestion in the metropolis.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, confirmed the president’s official visit to the state in a statement he issued yesterday, noting that the president would inaugurate some landmark projects the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has fully executed in its first year.

Beyond inaugurating different projects, a source said that traditional rulers, illustrious indigenes and political leaders would seize the opportunity of the president’s visit to renew their call for special status for Lagos.

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Also, government officials disclosed that traditional rulers in particular would urge the president to work with the National Assembly and ensure that the 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) are granted full status.

During the visit, it was gathered that the president would be requested to return to Lagos State Government, the Federal Secretariat and the Tafawa Balewa Square, among other properties of the Federal Government that were sold under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.


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