Buhari departs Lagos, attends in-law's wedding in Abuja

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"For the avoidance of doubt, the Lagos State Police Command will not tolerate any protest from the National Basketball Association or from any group or individual for that matter during the visit of Mr President whom Lagosians are ready to receive warmly".

Mr. Edgal said the president would also tour the Eko Atlantic City and inaugurate the Ikeja Bus Terminal, among other engagements.

The visit will no doubt cause untold hardship to Lagosians, economic losses to private businesses, and corporate organizations as the state government has announced the closure of some major roads in the state.

Airlines and travellers are facing difficulties travelling and operating scheduled flights as a result of the gridlock accompanying the visit of the president in Lagos today.

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Lagos to begin a two-day official visit to the mega commercial city of Nigeria.

Reactions from Lagosians on social media.

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"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. I had to use alternative routes because the main road has been blocked", Ahmed Busari, a port clearing agent, told AFP.

Another said, "Declare a work-free day, just like that; this doesn't add up as many businesses especially banks will be adversely affected with Friday and Monday already public holidays".

"Senseless set of leaders, declaring work free day for failed president..."

"Grounding To A Halt Businesses On A Thursday For The Commissioning Of A "BUS TERMINAL"???"

"It must be recalled that on the 12th of March 2018, the Lagos State Police Command availed the NBA Ikeja branch its security assets and escorted them to the Government House Alausa to protest the increase in the Land Use Charge".

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