The Lagos state government want residents of the state to come out to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari.

So they have declared March 29 a 'Work Free Day', because  of the president's  two-day visit to the state.

 A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan disclosed this.

The statement urged residents to adhere to the security guidance earlier announced to make the visit as peaceful and orderly.

Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, at a press briefing held at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said  the president's arrival will lead to road diversions on residents, as he will be in Lagos from March 29 and March 30.

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“To ensure smooth, security-free visit of the President, we would need to do some diversions. Some certain roads will be closed at certain times; some diversions will be made but I want to use this opportunity to appeal for the support and understanding of Lagosians that this temporary road closures and diversions might cause a little inconvenience.

“We want the people to bear with us to ensure that we all join hands together to make the visit of Mr. President not only hitch-free but also very memorable. The road closures and diversions will be very temporary and immediately the President leaves a certain location, that area will be opened very quickly for the general public. We have also made adequate arrangements to mitigate the impact of the closures on residents,” he said.

He listed the areas to be affected to include Bank Anthony Way in Ikeja, Agege Motor Road, a section of Eko Hotel Road in Victoria Island and Old Marina in Ikoyi axis.

On the Apapa gridlock, Edgal revealed that the government nonetheless has commenced the construction of a new Trailer Park in Ijora axis that can conveniently accommodate 2,800 trucks and tanker at a time.

While in Lagos, the President would commission the new Ikeja Bus Terminal, attend a colloquium in honour of national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and as well as embark on tour of the Eko Atlantic City, among others.