President Buhari arrives in Lagos

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He will attend the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium organised to honour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader on his 66th birthday.

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo represented his boss, President Buhari, at the official flag-off ceremony for the construction of the Lekki Deep Seaport project.

Buhari will also be commissioning the Ikeja bus terminal.

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. We are appealing that they abide by our agreement at the meeting.

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He added that three locations have been designated for all first emergency responders to station their equipment and officials including the Police, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), LASAMBUS, Civil Defence, Fire Brigade, among others at Ikeja, Victoria Island and Free Trade Zone at Lekki-Akodo axis. Hundreds of commuters and workers were stranded at bus stops, to allow for a hitch-free visit by Buhari, with many forced to trek several kilometres to their destinations. "I had to use alternative routes because the main road has been blocked", Ahmed Busari, a port clearing agent, told AFP.

Insisting that Lagos State should enjoy special status, governor Ambode on Thursday evening, urged the President to seriously consider the possibility of granting the Special Status to enable it sustain its position as the driver of the nation's economic growth.

Banners and billboards with the president's photographs were also put up along the roads.