President Buhari arrives in Lagos for inauguration of Lekki Deep Seaport, other iconic projects


President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Lagos on Monday afternoon on a two-day visit for the inauguration of iconic projects executed by the Lagos State Government.

The high profile event is tagged “Lagos Festival of Projects” inauguration.

The presidential aircraft, NAF 001, touched ground at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos about 3:33pm and the President was received by the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, and members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Also, Governors Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti) and Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and the immediate-past governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Service Chiefs, ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains, among others, were on ground to receive the President.

President Buhari was welcomed at the Presidential Wing of Lagos Airport with pomp and ceremony by the Lagos State Cultural Troupe.

He inspected the Guard of Honour mounted at the Parade Ground before he flew out of the airport in an helicopter for inauguration of projects in some parts of the State beginning with the Lekki Deep Seaport.

Other projects to be inaugurated by President Buhari during the two-day working visit include Lagos Rice Mill, Imota, 18.75-killometer Eleko-Epe rigid pavement six-lane Expressway, First Phase of the Blue Light Rail from Mile 2 to Marina, and the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History.

He will also inaugurate a private project, MRS Lubricant in Apapa.

As of the time of filing this report,  the president had just inaugurated the Lekki Deep Sea Port and was on a tour of the multi-billion dollar facility.


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