Lagos back-pedals on roads closure for Buhari’s rally

Buhari promises to pay Niger Delta more attention

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The Lagos State Government on Friday back-pedalled on its planned closure of major routes in the state tomorrow over the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The state government in conjunction with the Transport sub-Committee of the All Progressive Congress Presidential Campaign (APC) had on Wednesday in Alausa said vehicular movement would be restricted on 18 roads in the state.

Buhari is expected in the nation’s economic capital on Saturday for his mega presidential reelection campaign rally at the Teslim Balogun
Stadium in Surulere.

The Commissioner for Information, Ladi Lawanson, at a press briefing on Friday said there will be between zero to the barest minimum amount of disruptions to the normal movement of Lagosians and urged residents to feel free to go about their businesses.

“The purpose of this press conference is to clarify that and to state emphatically that there will be from zero to minimal adverse effect of the President’s visit tomorrow. I repeat, there will be between zero to the barest minimum amount of disruptions to the normal movement that Lagosians undertake on a Saturday like tomorrow.

“So, there will not be any road closures in Lagos tomorrow and Lagosians are free to go about their normal businesses tomorrow, Saturday,” Lawanson said.