Buhari will be under tight protection when he visits Lagos on Thursday.
According to The PUNCH, there is a high presence of security officers in Lagos State as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), is anticipated to arrive on Thursday. According to our source, Buhari is expected to commission various projects in the state. According to a top source in the Nigeria Police Force, the President would fly into Nigeria’s economic capital from the seat of power in Abuja on Thursday, barring any last-minute challenges. The source, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to talk publicly on the topic, told The PUNCH that Buhari’s “advanced team is already in Lagos and the President should be there shortly.”
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The source, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the topic, told The PUNCH that Buhari’s “advanced team is already in Lagos, and the President should be in the state if the weather permits flight.” The presence of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, in Lagos, according to the source, is part of the preparations to greet the President and strengthen security before his arrival. On Wednesday, Baba came in Lagos for a three-day business trip. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, presidential aide Bashir Ahmad wrote, “President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow (Thursday) commission the 156km Lagos—Ibadan standard gauge railway line in Lagos, the first double-track standard gauge rail in West Africa, and the first Nigerian railway line to be started and completed by the same administration since 1960.” “Construction began in March 2017, and testing will begin in December 2020.”
“The Ebute Metta Station, also known as the Mobolaji Johnson Station, is West Africa’s largest railway station, with a passenger capacity of 6000. “President Buhari is determined to building a modern national railway network that will connect all parts of Nigeria and boost trade, travel, tourism, commerce, and national integration. — The Presidency.” Motorists and commuters are expected to be mildly inconvenienced because the President’s visit is expected to disrupt traffic flow due to road closures.
The President last visited Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, during the tenure of Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of the All Progressives Congress. During his visit, Buhari inaugurated several projects, including the Institute of Maternal and Child Health at Ayinke House, an ultra-modern 170-bed Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialized hospital within the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, and the Lagos Theatre in Oregun, Lagos. The President also dedicated the Oshodi Interchange terminal as a new transportation hub, as well as 822 high-capacity mass transit vehicles and a 10-lane world-class international airport road.