Why Buhari suspended Lagos visit– Presidency


President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended his scheduled official visit to Lagos State, earlier billed for Monday.

The president will now visit Lagos after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday.

The fasting is expected to begin June ending.

Mr. Shehu said the president is faced with ‘scheduling difficulties” difficulties

The president’s office had scheduled the two-day visit, where he was to commission completed projects across the state.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will now represent Mr. Buhari at a low-profile event, Mr. Shehu said.

He said most projects lined up for commissioning during Mr. Buhari’s visit will now be placed on hold until after the Ramadan.

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

Mr. Shehu said a similar trip to Edo State had been previously canceled by the president, but that he will still attend that as well in due course.

“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,” Mr. Shehu said.

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