Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2.30PM / Proshare WebTV
The President Muhammadu Buhari will be paying an official visit to Lagos Nigeria’s economic capital and potential third-largest economy, from Thursday March 29th to Friday March 30th, 2018.
This will be the first working visit of the President, since he was sworn into office on May 29, 2015.
According to the Lagos State Government Thursday, March 29 has been declared a work free day in the State. The work-free day will enable Lagosians come out enmasse to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari.
Adequate preparations have been made to mitigate the impact of the road diversions on residents, while access would be given to any emergency situation. Areas to be affected by the traffic diversion include Bank Anthony Way in Ikeja, Agege Motor Road, a section of Eko Hotel Road in Victoria Island and Old Marina in Ikoyi axis.
Designated Emergency Areas
Three locations have been designated for all 1st emergency responders to station their equipment & officials including the Police, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), LASEMA, LASAMBUS, Civil Defence, Fire Brigade, & others at Ikeja, VI and Free Trade Zone at Lekki-Akodo axis. More roads would be dualized within Alapere Ketu axis for ease of vehicular movement. Road closures and diversions for Buhari's visit affect few areas and will be very temporary.
66th Bola Tinubu Birthday Colloquium
President Buhari would be attending a colloquium marking the 66th Birthday of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the Prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island. The theme for the colloquium is “Investing in People” and it will bring together key stakeholders across the country.
Lekki Deep Sea Port Flag Off
And also be at the official flag-off ceremony for the construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project in Epe; a multi-purpose, Deep Sea Port at the heart of the Lagos Free Trade Zone. Lekki Deep Sea Port will be one of the most modern ports in West Africa, offering enormous support to the burgeoning commercial operation across Nigeria and the entire West African region.
Eko Atlantic Tour
The president would also tour the Eko Atlantic City which is a new coastal city being built on Victoria Island adjacent to Lagos, Nigeria, to solve the chronic shortage of real estate in the world’s fastest-growing megacity.
It is a focal point for investors capitalising on rich development growth based on massive demand–and a gateway to emerging markets of the continent. Standing on 10 million square metres of land reclaimed from the ocean and protected by an 8.5 kilometre long sea wall, Eko Atlantic will be the size of Manhattan’s skyscraper district. Self-sufficient and sustainable, it includes state-of-the-art urban design, its own power generation, clean water, advanced telecommunications, spacious roads, and tree-lined streets.
Ikeja Bus Terminal
President Muhammadu Buhari will also lead other top dignitaries on to unveil the Ikeja Bus Terminal infrastructure. This iconic terminal is designed to change the face of public transportation and it will convey more than 70,000 passengers daily to over 22 destinations across the state. The terminal is one of the state’s projects towards becoming a mega city. The facility, which is sitting on 10,000 square metres land space is equipped with Intelligent Transport System (ITS), fully air-conditioned terminal, food court, shops, toilets, ATM gallery, free Wi-Fi, electronically controlled shades, among others. The state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is expected to receive the president for the commissioning.