There will be free movement on Saturday and the people of Lagos State can go about their businesses freely despite the presidential rally for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The assurance of free movement followed a review of the restriction of movements in some parts of the state in view of the visit of the president.
Lagos State government gave the assurance on Friday at a press conference held at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
The conference was addressed by the state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Ladi Lawanson.
Lawanson who is a member of the transport sub-committee for the presidential visit and the APC rally, said there would no longer be road closure.
His words: “Lagosians have been very apprehensive that there will be gridlock and we got a lot of feedbacks that we intend to grind Lagos to a halt. People are apprehensive; they think we are going to shut down Lagos; they think movement would be restricted and they are bracing themselves for what they anticipate would be the hardship that would be visited on them by the president’s visit and our own activities.
“The purpose of this press conference is to clarify that and to state emphatically that there will be from zero to minimal adverse effect of the President’s visit tomorrow. I repeat, there will be between zero to the barest minimum amount of disruptions to the normal movement that Lagosians undertake on a Saturday like tomorrow.
“So, there will not be any road closures in Lagos tomorrow and Lagosians are free to go about their normal businesses tomorrow, Saturday.”
While saying that adequate measure had been put in place to ensure free flow of traffic, he said security would be tight along the routes the president would pass.
“We would just like to communicate that because we are expecting a high calibre personality no less a person than the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the normal security precautions that attend a visit of this nature should be expected.
“The President would visit Lagos tomorrow with the full retinue of security aides that protect him and his entourage but there will not be any road closures and there will be zero to minimal disruptions of normal activities,” the Commissioner said.