So Buhari has cancelled his Lagos trip. Political reasons according to some quarters. I felt and wrote it was inappropriate in this day and age for a state to make a big deal out of a presidential state visit. I can imagine how much must have been budgeted for the trip. 

President Buhari
President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his earlier scheduled visit to Lagos State.

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo will now represent the President on the Lagos trip.

The visit billed for Monday and Tuesday will witness the commissioning of several projects in the state.

Confirming the new development on Sunday, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, did not give any reason for the cancellation of Buhari’s visit to the state.

He said: “The truth is that the Vice-President will now represent the President in Lagos.

“There is nothing wrong if the Vice-President represents the President at functions,” he stated (The Nation)


The online New York-based publication also claimed that the cancellation of the trip has a political connotation as Buhari was reportedly unhappy with a meeting the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Bola Tinubu had with organised labour under the aegis of the NLC (Nigeria Labor Congress) last week without clearance from the Presidency.

Buhari was meant to be in Lagos Monday, May 23, 2016 to begin a two-day working visit to Lagos State. It will be President Buhari’s first official visit to the state since he assumed office about a year ago.



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