Buhari orders police to open all Lagos roads during visit

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In honour of the President, the Lagos state government also declared Thursday a work free day, so people can come out en-masse to welcome the Commander-In-Chief.

" The statement urged residents to adhere to the security guidance earlier announced to make the visit as peaceful and orderly".

Information commissioner Kehinde Bamigbetan said the temporary road closures and diversions would be within Ikeja, Maryland, Agege Motor Road, Victoria Island and Ikoyi axis.

Airlines and travellers are facing difficulties travelling and operating scheduled flights as a result of the gridlock accompanying the visit of the president in Lagos today.

Mr Edgal appealed to residents to cooperate with security agencies during the period of the visit.

He advised motorists, commercial bus operators and commercial motorcycle riders to observe road diversions or use alternative routes.

Also present at the wedding were the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Governors of Nasarawa and Bauchi States, Alhaji Tanko Almakura and Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, respectively.

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"Now, the state government has given out the contract to a firm and they are now smoothening up the place".

"I left home around 5am to enable me get to work".

They argued that it was wrong to shut down economy of a "mega city" just because the President was commissioning a "mere" bus terminal that has minute effect on the economy at large.

For Thursday's visit, many businesses including banks, shops and markets were shut.

The Punch newspaper said the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered tight security nationwide to ensure a hitch-free Easter celebration.

After a 2-day working visit to Lagos state where he inaugurated some projects and also attended the 10th Sen. "Gutted!" another person said.

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