Anger as Lagos closes roads to welcome President Buhari

Lagos declares tomorrow work-free day as Buhari visits

Lagosians Blast Ambode Over Public Holiday Declared for Buhari's Visit

"For the avoidance of doubt, the Lagos State Police Command will not tolerate any protest from the National Basketball Association or from any group or individual for that matter during the visit of Mr President whom Lagosians are ready to receive warmly".

He later proceeded to the venue of the colloquium organised to mark the 66th Birthday of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in Victoria Island axis of the state.

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.

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"For the avoidance of doubt, the Lagos State Police Command will not tolerate any protest from the National Basketball Association or from any group or individual for that matter during the visit of Mr President whom Lagosians are ready to receive warmly".

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially commissioned the Ikeja Bus Terminal.

Anytime Mr President is coming to Lagos, our roads are closed, and traffic congestion is at its highest.

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

For Thursday's visit, many businesses including banks, shops and markets were shut. "Work is ongoing there at a very fast pace and I can assure Lagosians that very soon, the place will be completed and we intend to move all trucks, tankers to that location and as soon as that is done, we would have permanently take care of this trucks and tankers", he said.

Banners and billboards with the president's photographs were also put up along the roads. "Outright Rubbish!." a commenter also wrote.

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NAIJ.com had reported that Nigerians have condemned the virtual shutdown of Lagos state due to the visit of President Buhari. "Gutted!" another person said.

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