President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a two-day working visit to Lagos state on Monday.
It will be President Buhari’s first official visit to the state since he assumed office over a year ago.
According to a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, this the first time in 15 years that a sitting president will be visit the state on a working visit, testimony to the landmark achievements of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
Ayorinde added that President Buhari would formally commission the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) rescue unit in Cappa Oshodi which will ensure a prompt and swift response to emergencies in the state.
He said the president would thereafter commission the newly constructed Ago Palace Way in Okota, Isolo after which he will pay homage to the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Babatunde Rilwanu Aremu Akiolu at the Iga Iduganran, Lagos Island.
The Commissioner disclosed further that the president would then be hosted at a reception rally by the state government at Tafawa Balewa Square where he will also commission and hand over security equipment and vehicles contributed by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration to securities agencies to beef up security in the state.
The release added that activities for the first day of the president’s visit would be rounded off with a State Banquet in his honour at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.
On Tuesday, the president will attend at a breakfast session with Corporate Lagos to be hosted by Governor Ambode at the Lagos State House, after which he will have a short session with the public service at Alausa-Ikeja.
The Commissioner quoted Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as being joyous over this landmark presidential visit to the State that contributed so much to his emergence as president.
He added that Lagosians are looking forward with excitement to receive Buhari, just as he urged residents to bear with law enforcement agents and traffic control authorities who will effect road diversions in some of the routes that the President motorcade will pass through during the visit.