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Why Buhari Cancelled His Trip to Lagos – Presidency

Ambode Buhari

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, has explained why President Buhari cancelled his trip to Lagos. According to Garba, President Buhari is faced with scheduling difficulties.

“The truth is that the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will now represent the President in Lagos. The President is faced with scheduling difficulties and that is the reason for the postponement of the visit.
He needs more time for Lagos and for Edo which had earlier been stepped down. As a result of this, the visit has been scaled down and he is being represented by the VP, who is going to Lagos to commission a few projects, leaving the rest for Mr. President. The President will undertake these visits after the Ramadan”he said.

Garba said President Buhari will visit Lagos after Ramadan which is likely to begin on June 6th and end in early July. ‎President Buhari was scheduled to be in Lagos today to begin a two day state visit whih will see him commission some projects and also pay a visit to the Oba of Lagos. His visit would have been the first visit of a sitting President to Lagos in the last 15 years.

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