President Buhari to Visit Lagos State During Ramadan Month


President Muhammad Buhari will make his first official visit to Lagos State during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in June, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu has confirmed.

Buhari who was initially scheduled to visit Lagos today (Monday) for a two-day official parley with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode could not make it due to scheduling difficulties, he will represented today by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in a low profile event, which will be followed with the commission of a few projects, leaving the rest for the president.

“The president is faced with scheduling difficulties and that is the reason for the postponement,” Mr. Shehu said.

“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 Mr. President.”

“The president will undertake these visits after the Ramadan.”

His visit will mark the first time a sitting president will officially visit the state in the past fourteen years.