President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, April 24, arrived in Lagos on a one-day working visit to the state where he is scheduled to commission some projects embarked upon by Akinwunmi Ambode’s government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari and his entourage landed at the presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at 10.32am amid tight security.
The report said the president arrived aboard a Nigerian Air Force Boeing aircraft with registration number 5N-FGT and was welcomed with a dance by cultural troupe and a 'Presidential Guard of Honour'.
It was learnt that among those who received the president include Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state, his Oyo and Ondo counterparts, Abiola Ajimobi and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state. The deputy governor of Edo, Phillip Shuaibu, was also present.
Others who received the president at the airport are the Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat as well as top security chiefs.
NAN reports that Buhari is visiting Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, to inaugurate some projects executed by the Lagos state government.
The projects include the institute of maternal and child health (Ayinke House), Lagos theatre, Oshodi transport interchange, the international airport road as well as 820 mass transit buses.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a high number of security operatives were on Wednesday, April 24, deployed to strategic positions at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, ahead of the working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state.
The security operatives were already at their respective positions at about 7.15am.
It was gathered that they included officers from the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
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