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Buzzing today: photos of a happy crowd welcoming Buhari in Lagos

Buzzing today: photos of a happy crowd welcoming Buhari in Lagos

The official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos and the flag off of the $1.4 billion Lekki Deep Seaport dominate the headlines of Nigerian newspapers on Friday.The Guardian's front page zoomed in on Lagos residents who groaned under gridlock caused at different locations in the city by President Buhari's visit to the state.

"Despite the unsolicited holiday, the Lagos state government is lobbying the reluctant civil servant of Lagos state to welcome President Muhammdu Buhari to Lagos state", the statement read.

The police commissioner said Mr Buhari would be attending a colloquium marking the 66th Birthday of a national leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu at Victoria Island.

Imohimi Edgal, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, announced the temporal closure of routes including Ikeja, Agege, Maryland, Ikoyi and Victoria Island, these affect areas around the environs from Iyana-ipaja, Egbeda, Ikotun, Airport Road, Yaba and a host of other places.

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. We are appealing that they abide by our agreement at the meeting.

Edgal appealed to residents to cooperate with security agencies during the period of the visit.

It also accused the Ambode administration of attempting to lure workers to welcome the president.

The state has declared Thursday as a work free day to enable residents welcome the visiting President.

"Arrant nonsense! How does this even make sense to our government?" The Terminal is one of our flagship transport infrastructure under the State Bus Reform Initiative. "Gutted!" another person said.