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Efforts to get the state government to react last night proved abortive as calls pulled through the mobile number of the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, were not pick and his Justice counterpart, Adeniji kazeem was unsuccessful as several phone call attempts rang out and messages sent were not replied.

Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Imohimi Edgal, said there would be temporary road closure and diversions in some areas.

We have been compelled to write a letter to the Lagos State governor asking him to please prevail on the President to reschedule his visit.

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 Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Governors of Nasarawa and Bauchi States, Alhaji Tanko Almakura and Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar respectively, were among the dignitaries that witnessed the event.

Lagos State Government has declared Thursday a work free day in the state ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's two-day visit.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Lagos State Police Command will not tolerate any protest from the National Basketball Association or any group of individuals during the visit of the President.

"We have done the necessary threat assessments; we have reached out to all stakeholders in areas that we believe we should reach out to them to ensure their full cooperation".

Mr Edgal, who addressed the briefing alongside heads of security and emergency agencies in the state, said, "To ensure smooth, security-free visit of the President, we would need to do some diversions".

He advised motorists, commercial bus operators and commercial motorcycle riders to observe road diversions or use alternative routes. "I recognize the post of the state government in the reforming and making of transport process better and available to the people", he said.

Buhari said the Ikeja Bus Terminal, which projected to change the narrative of transportation in the state will boost job creation, enhance commercial activities and improve the condition of living of Lagosians.


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