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Buhari to commission Rice mill, Lekki Deep Sea Port, others next week
President Muhammadu Buhari will be in Lagos State between January 23 and 24, on a two-day working visit to inaugurate projects undertaken by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.
President Buhari will open five iconic projects between his arrival and departure on Monday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 24.
The projects slated for commissioning are the Lekki Deep Sea Port; the 32-metric tons per hour Lagos Rice Mill; the 18.75-kilometer six-lane rigid-pavement Eleko Junction to Epe Expressway; the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, and the Lagos Blue Line rail project.
He will also open a private sector project, the MRS Lubricant factory, in Apapa.
Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso disclosed this while addressing reporters on the government’s plans for the president’s visit.
At the press briefing, Omotoso was supported by Commissioner for Transport, Frederic Oladeinde, Special Advisers to the governor Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye (Works and Infrastructure) and Femi Martins (Tourism, Arts and Culture), General Manager of the Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) Abimbola Akinajo, and Permanent Secretaries Mrs. Oyinade Nathan-Mash (Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture) and Femi Osayintolu (LASEMA).
Omotoso said: “Mr. President is scheduled to arrive in Lagos on Monday, January 23, where he will be received by Governor Sanwo-Olu, top government officials and dignitaries. Thereafter, Mr. Governor will lead the guest to the Lekki Deep Sea Port for the official commissioning of the largest Sea Port in Sub-Saharan Africa. There will be a tour of the Lekki Deep Sea Port facility. The President is then expected to commission the newly constructed Eleko Junction to Epe road project before departing for the Lagos Rice Mill in Imota. There will be a state banquet on Monday January 23. On day two (January 24), Mr. President will commission the MRS Lubricant factory, a private sector project in Apapa. He will depart Apapa for the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History for its commissioning. After that, Mr. President will move to the Lagos Blue Line Rail Project in Marina, where different activities have been lined up for him. At the Blue Line Terminal, Mr. President will witness the signing of the second phase of the rail project, from Mile 2 to Okokomaiko. He will also commission the Phase I and take a train ride from Marina to Mile 2 and back, before departing for Abuja.”
Meanwhile, the state government has announced that traffic will be restricted on the fixed date for the commissioning. In a statement released by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, the Commissioner, Oladeinde assured that alternative routes have been mapped out as well as the deployment of the State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA to manage Traffic flow during the two-day visit
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