Barring any last-minute change in his official schedule, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to visit Lagos State today to inaugurate some projects.
Buhari last visited Lagos on April 24, 2019, during the tenure of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
It was gathered that in preparation for the visit, security has been beefed up in the state.
Also as part of the preparation, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, arrived Lagos yesterday, to receive the President and tighten security before his arrival.
The police chief, who is on a three-day visit, told officers and men of the state police command yesterday that they should no longer allow hoodlums to attack police stations.
Confirming the visit, a presidential aide, Mr. Bashir Ahmad, yesterday wrote on his Facebook page that: “President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow (Thursday), commission the 156km Lagos—Ibadan standard gauge railway line in Lagos, the first double-track standard gauge rail in West Africa, and the first Nigerian railway line to be started and completed by the same administration, since 1960.
“Construction started in March 2017, and test-running commenced in December 2020.
“The Ebute Metta Station, known as the Mobolaji Johnson Station, is the largest railway station in West Africa with a holding capacity of 6000 passengers.
“President Buhari is committed to developing a modern national railway network that will connect every part of Nigeria, and promote trade, travel, tourism, commerce and national integration. — Presidency.”