The Lagos State Government has declared Thursday, March 29 as a public holiday in the state.
This according to the state government is to enable Lagos residents to come out and welcome President Muhammadu Buhari who is set to visit the state.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, the government also announced traffic diversions and alternative routes ahead of the presidential visit, which will take place between March 29 and 30.
President Buhari during the visit is expected to commission the new Ikeja Bus Terminal, attend a colloquium in honour of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and also embark on a tour of the Eko Atlantic City, among others.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Imohimi Edgal, at a press briefing in the government office in Alausa, Ikeja, said adequate preparations have been made to mitigate the impact of the road diversions on residents, while access would be given to any emergency.