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Why Buhari Suspended Lagos Visit – Presidency Reveals His Replacement + New Date

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The presidential senior special adviser on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, has disclosed exclusively to Premium Times on Sunday, that President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended his scheduled official visit to Lagos State, earlier billed for Monday, May 23rd, adding that he will now visit Lagos after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan which is expected to begin June ending.
According to Shehu, the president’s office who had scheduled the two-day visit, where he was to commission completed projects across the state, said the president is faced with ‘scheduling difficulties’, adding that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will now represent the president at a low-profile event.
Shehu disclosed that most projects lined up for commissioning during Buhari’s visit will now be placed on hold until after the Ramadan.
“The president is faced with scheduling difficulties difficulties and that is the reason for the postponement,” he said.
He also said a similar trip to Edo State had been previously canceled by the president, but that he will still attend that as well in due course.
“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 H.E. the VP, who is going to Lagos to commission a few projects, leaving the rest for President. The president will undertake these visits after the Ramadan,” Shehu said.
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