LAGOS: (FN) In preparation for the visit of the president, Mohammadu Buhari to Lagos on Friday, the Commissioner of Police in the state has ordered the closure of some roads to facilitate smooth movement of the president.
The Commissioner stated this in an interactive session with pressmen on Tuesday in Lagos.
The routes to be closed according to Mr. Elgar Imohimi, the Commissioner of police in the state will include Ikeja, Maryland, Agege, Victoria Island and Ikoyi.
Buhari, while in Lagos will attend a colloquium marking the 66th birthday of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu holding at Victoria Island. The president will also use the visit to flag-off the construction of the Lekki Deep Seaport project in Epe.
The Commissioner also hinted that the president would, during his visit, tour the Eko Atlantic City and Inaugurate the Ikeja Bus Terminal.
Mr. Imohimi assured residents that security will be on top gear during and after the president’s visit.
“Security engagements are on top gear as we are working with the FRSC, NSCDC, Nigerian Navy, LASTMA and LASEMA”.
The Commissioner went further saying, “we have done a threat assessment, we have engaged all stakeholders including the NURTW, Commercial Biker Riders and market women, we have appeal to them to abide by our agreement at the meeting. This will help in ensuring that the president’s visit to Lagos is smooth and hitch-free”, he added.
Elgar later appeal to residents to cooperate with security agencies while expressing regrets for the inconveniences the road closure would cause them.
He advised all motorists to make use of alternative routes for the period the president will be in Lagos.