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Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by adenigga(m): 6:04am On Jun 11
It was harrowing experience for some Lagosians following the restriction of movement imposed on certain areas of the metropolis as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Lagos.
Although, motorists and commuters were alerted by Eons Intelligence, through its incident alert system, that there would be slight inconveniences and heavy security presence in some areas, many were still caught unawares.

Consequently, the visit left many road passengers and travellers stranded at bus stops while some were forced to walk long distances to Ebute Meta and other locations in the state, following restriction of movement around Yaba and Apapa areas.

Also, activities of shuttle buses and taxis within Yaba were also restricted, forcing commuters and travellers to trek long distances to destinations.

At Apapa and Yaba , there was heavy presence of security operatives enforcing restriction of vehicular movement for the president’s commissioning of Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project at Apapa and Lagos-Ibadan rail project and the flag-off of commercial operations.

As early as 5.00 a.m., commercial buses and other unauthorised vehicles were restricted from plying Jibowu, Mobolaji Johnson, Ebute Meta, Alagommeji, Ojuelegba and other link roads.

A commuter, Kemi Onaja, told The Guardian that she trekked from Ojuelegba to Alagomeji, a journey which took her over 30 minutes.

“I trekked from Ojuelegba to Alagomeji. We did not have to go through the stress. When a president visits, there should be provision for commuting that would still make commercial activities go on without the people regretting having the president around,” she said.

Two other commuters, Anayo Augustine and Michael Okpara, complained that advanced notices should have been sent to travellers, commercial vehicles operators and motorists to prepare for the inconveniences caused by the restriction.

Augustine said: “Some of us are going to a very far place and it is not good that we are treated this way. It took me hours to get to my destination as I had to trek from Jibowu.’’

Despite the restriction, Michael said, he was lucky to get a cab driver, who was able to navigate his way around the area with extra cost.

But commuters around Oshodi, Airport, Mile 2 and Apapa axis had a smooth ride as there was no major gridlock in the area, while drivers of commercial buses along the restricted areas, complained that the event crippled their daily target of revenue.

“I have plans of sending complete delivery to the owner of this bus before but now I will have to look for how to navigate my way to get passengers. This visit should not have been for today at all,” Baba Tope lamented.

A driver that plies Mushin-Ebute Metta route, Bamidele Nuru, said there should be a proper plan to ensure that VIPS’ visits do not affect the income of residents, especially with the current economic difficulties.
Source: https://guardian.ng/Lagos-residents-recount-experiences-on-Presidents-visit

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by Stephenomozzy(m): 6:05am On Jun 11
angry

That "FEAR".......that Insecurity the people feel on a daily basis that they get to feel too when they step out of their bubble; it's enough KARMA.

If not for the eye-service governance all governors do; a well planned diversion of traffic would have stopped many of the gridlocks and unnecessary "no movement" saga.

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by nairavsdollars(f): 6:06am On Jun 11
That is not too much sacrifice to make for the nation

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by Olarewaju89: 6:08am On Jun 11
Useless Bubu undecided

I wonder why his Lagos cows did not show face. undecided

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by omoyankee3(m): 6:26am On Jun 11
This usually happens when a president visits a city

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by yusluvad(m): 6:26am On Jun 11
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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by Macsjebs(m): 6:27am On Jun 11
Fairer than it was during Jonathan's visit

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by lexyman(m): 6:27am On Jun 11
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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by Kevinsamba: 6:27am On Jun 11
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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by veekid(m): 6:27am On Jun 11
Arise TV organised a Pre-recorded Comedy show and invited our favourite stand up comedian President Buhari to come crack jokes to his fans. AY live got nothing on Buhari, I gave up when he said he constructed a rail line to Niger Republic cos they are his cousins

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by beautyhd: 6:28am On Jun 11
I didn't go out yesterday.

I know what I passed through the last time this doom visited Lagos.

It beats my imagination how people are still supporting this failure with all the glaring difficulties the common man is going through in this regime.

Every damn thing is on the high side, I keep saying he should take Nigeria back to the way he met it in 2015.

Dollar is now 520 in black market and the people that protested against Goodluck are now dumb.

If you voted for Buhari in 2015 you are forgiven but if you voted for him in 2019 posterity will judge you and your life will be like what Nigerians are going through right now.

I'm so pissed.

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by ghiloman28(m): 6:28am On Jun 11
It crazy and bitter aswear angry
Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by dmbb: 6:28am On Jun 11
Bad bele news

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by Xscape047: 6:28am On Jun 11
Naso
Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by majamajic(m): 6:29am On Jun 11
My annoyance is , he later used helicopter

Then why all the heavy road blocks

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by Thisis2raw(m): 6:29am On Jun 11
I believe the time has come for some of this unnecessary ways should be scrabed off

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by hefelove(m): 6:30am On Jun 11
What is wrong with mtn abeg
Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by wunmi590(m): 6:30am On Jun 11
shocked
Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by insidelife22(m): 6:31am On Jun 11
in western countries, every leader is a servant but in Africa and other third world countries, they are Demi gods who fear death.

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by slimmax: 6:31am On Jun 11
Sai bubu
Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by Sharon6(f): 6:32am On Jun 11
Adding more stress to daily stressed and worn out people. It is well with my country.







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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by Ezedon(m): 6:32am On Jun 11
This man has been using Nose mask to appear in public to decieve people

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by OakConsultNG: 6:32am On Jun 11
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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by yenereal(m): 6:33am On Jun 11
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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by emmabest2000(m): 6:34am On Jun 11
It's normal nao grin

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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by sammyj: 6:35am On Jun 11
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Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by Harunabisanti: 6:35am On Jun 11
Usual and normal
Re: Lagos Residents Recount Experiences On President’s Visit by 175(m): 6:35am On Jun 11
Direct chopper from the airport to his venue nko? Abi everything na motorcade?

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