Why Buhari aborted his visit to Lagos


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday halted his two-day official visit to Lagos state, earlier slated for Monday.

According to the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, the suspension of his visit to the state is occasioned by challenges he called ‘scheduling difficulties’

The president will visit after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadam expected to begin in June, Mr Shehu said, while Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will now represent the president to commission a few projects, leaving the rest to Mr President.

The visit is part of the Buhari led administration’s plans to consolidate gains and accelerate efforts by the Lagos state government to activate social and economic transformation through new infrastructure.

A few of the projects lined up for commissioning during Mr. Buhari’s visit will now be placed on hold until after the Ramadan.

The cancelled trip would have been President Buhari’s first official visit to the state since he assumed office about a year ago and the first time in about 15 years that a sitting President would visit the State on a working visit.

A statement by the state commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, suggests that President Buhari, during the visit, would formally commission the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Rescue Unit in Cappa Oshodi built by the state government to ensure swift response to emergency situations in the state.

Source: Information Ng

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