President Muhammadu Buhari will be in Lagos State next week on a two-day working visit to inaugurate projects undertaken by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.
Buhari, who will arrive on Monday, January 23, will open five iconic projects between his arrival and departure on Tuesday, January 24.
The projects to be opened are 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.
He will also open a private sector project, the MRS Lubricant factory, in Apapa.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso addressed reporters on the government’s plans for the President’s visit.
He was supported by Commissioner for Transport Frederic Oladeinde, Special Advisers to the governor Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye (Works and Infrastructure) and Femi Martins (Tourism, Arts and Culture), General Manager of the Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) Abimbola Akinajo, and Permanent Secretaries Mrs. Oyinade Nathan-Mash (Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture) and Femi Osayintolu (LASEMA).
Omotoso said: “As you are well aware, this will be Mr. President’s first official visit to Lagos State since assumption of office by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat. To this end, we have tagged the president’s visit ‘A Festival of Project Commissioning’’.
“We all know that Lagos is known for its remarkable hospitality and conviviality. These attributes will be on display in the evening of Monday 23rd during the state banquet to be organised in honour of our guest. Mr. Governor and his spouse, Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, will lead other dignitaries to give President Muhammadu Buhari a befitting Lagos welcome.
” There will be musical performances and other forms of entertainment to make the evening a very memorable one for Mr. President and all the invited guests.”
To ensure Lagosians are not prevented from attending their businesses, there will be traffic restriction on the first day, between 6am and 3pm while some roads will be closed on the second day and alternative routes provided for motorists.