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Buhari Visits Lagos On ‘A Festival Of Projects Commissioning’ Jan 23, 24

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In what the State Government has dubbed A Festival of Projects Commissioning, President Muhammadu Buhari will be on a two-day visit to Lagos inaugurate no less than half a dozen projects in the South-Western Nigerian state on Monday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

The projects encompass various sectors and subsectors, including maritime, road and rail transportation, agriculture and food production, culture and history, and oil and gas.

Briefing journalists on the President’s State Visit, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said in Ikeja, the state capital, that the projects to be inaugurated included the Lekki Deep Seaport.

This project, according to him, reflected a symbol of a good working relationship between the public and private sectors.

Among the projects to be inaugurated are the 32-metric tonnes per hour Lagos Rice Mill, described as one of the largest in the world, and the 18.75-kilometre six-lane rigid-pavement Eleko Junction to Epe Expressway.

Omotoso further explained that Buhari will also be inaugurating the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History and the Lagos Blue Line rail project.

”As you are well aware, this will be the President’s first official visit to Lagos State since assumption of office by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat in May 2019.

”Although the Governor has hosted the President during some of his visits to Lagos, next week’s visit by President Muhammadu Buhari will be one with a difference.

”It is a visit where the President will again, see the beauty of Lagos and take the opportunity to see first-hand and commission the life changing and people-oriented projects undertaken by the Sanwo-Olu administration,” he said.

Omotoso, who was flanked at the news conference by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts and Culture, Mr. Femi Matins; and the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said that, apart from the five government-executed projects, the President would also inaugurate a private sector project, the MRS Lubricant factory in Apapa.

Noting that Buhari’s visit to Lagos had been tagged: A Festival of Projects Commissioning, Omotoso explained that on arrival on Monday, January 23, the President would be led by Sanwo-Olu to the Lekki Deep Seaport for the official inauguration of the largest seaport in sub-Saharan Africa.

He said that the President was expected to drive through and inaugurate the newly constructed Eleko Junction to Epe Road project before departing for the inauguration of the Lagos Rice Mill in Imota.

”We all know that Lagos is known for its remarkable hospitality and conviviality. These attributes will be on display in the evening of Monday, January 23, during the State Banquet being organised in honour of our guest.

”The Governor and his spouse, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu will lead other dignitaries to give the President a befitting Lagos welcome,” Omotoso said.

He noted that on the second day, January 24, the President would inaugurate the MRS Lubricant factory, a private sector project in Apapa and the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History.

The Lagos Information and Strategy Commissioner disclosed that, thereafter, Buhari would move to the Lagos Blue Line Rail Project in Marina, where he would witness the signing of the second phase of the rail project, from Mile Two to Okokomaiko.

Before departing Lagos, the President will inaugurate the project’s phase one and then take a train ride from Marina to Mile Two and back.

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