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Buhari orders police to open all Lagos roads during visit

Buhari orders police to open all Lagos roads during visit

But the state police spokesman, Chike Oti, said the National Basketball Association boss was only being invited to know the the area the protest would cover, especially in view of President Muhammadu Buhari's official visit to the state.

Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), in a communiqué issued at the end of a two-day quarterly meeting in Ikeja, also ratified a document allowing Lagos to acquire land in their respective states for rice cultivation and production.

He will also inaugurate a bus terminal and attend a colloquium in honour of APC national leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of the state.

He, however, said that for these potentials to be realised, the state requires Federal Support, adding that several attempts by some eminent personalities to push for a Special Status for Lagos as well as a bill seeking to accord the State same was turned down by the Senate.

The Lagos state government a few days ago announced a 2-day visit of the President and declared a public holiday to ameliorate the hardship that was bound to follow due to the massive constructions going on around the state and the fact that it had cordoned off certain areas for security reasons.

Reactions from Lagosians on social media.

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"We have done threat assessment and engaged all stakeholders such as the National Union of Road Transport Workers and commercial bike riders".

The commissioner expressed deep regret for any inconveniences, saying the listed roads to be closed to traffic would be reopened immediately after the president's motorcade passes.

Mr Edgal, who addressed the briefing alongside heads of security and emergency agencies in the state, said, "To ensure smooth, security-free visit of the President, we would need to do some diversions".

"Now, the state government has given out the contract to a firm and they are now smoothening up the place. I left my house 4 a.m., but trust Nigerians, they will always find a way around it", she said.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau, stated that Lake Rice would be sold in all designated centres from Thursday (today).

"Arrant nonsense! How does this even make sense to our government? The whole city is shut down for the entire day".

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