Lagos State Government has declared Thursday, March 29, work-free day in the state.
Reason: President Muhammadu Buhari will be on a two-day visit to the state.
The declaration of a work-free day, according to the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, would enable residents of the state to welcome the president.
He however warned the people of the state not to violate the security guidance announced to ensure peace and orderliness.
To ensure orderliness and security, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has announced a temporary closure of roads and diversions in some areas.
He disclosed that the president would be in the state to attend a colloquium marking the 66th birthday of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The event will hold at Victoria Island.
Buhari, it was announced, would also be at the official flag-off ceremony for the construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project in Epe, tour the Eko Atlantic City and inaugurate the Ikeja Bus Terminal, among other engagements.
”The temporary road closure and diversions would be within Ikeja, Maryland, Agege Motor Road, Victoria Island and Ikoyi axis.
”Security engagements are in top gear, as we are working with the Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
”We have done threat assessment and engaged all stakeholders such as the National Union of Road Transport Workers and commercial bike riders. We are appealing that they abide by our agreement at the meeting.
”This is to ensure that Mr President’s visit to Lagos is smooth, safe and hitch-free,” he said
While expressing regret over any inconveniences, the police boss implored the people of the state to cooperate with security agencies.