|President Muhammadu Buhari visit to Lagos state|
For Thursday’s visit, many businesses including banks, shops and markets were shut in the fifth largest economy on the continent.
Hundreds of commuters and workers were stranded at bus stops to allow for a hitch-free visit, with many forced to trek several kilometres to their destinations as commercial buses were off the roads.
See below how internet users react to the President's visit:
Booked a 8:45 flight from Abuja to Lagos with the hope of getting out of Abuja before Buhari, checked in at 7:20.— Rosanwo (@rosanwo) March 29, 2018
I hear the airspace will be closed until Buhari arrives in Lagos.
Many #FaultFinders are based in Lagos, public knowledge Buhari was coming. Despite all their noise on SM, they couldn't organize a paltry 10,000 people to stage a protest. Sorry, did I say 10,000? Let's try 1,000, or duck it, 100...— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) March 29, 2018
Agents of the State are mobilising 10 people from each ward in Lagos with a promise of NGN3,000 to come and hail Buhari while the police has caged the NBA Ikeja Branch which wishes to protest against Ambode’s retrogressive policies.— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) March 29, 2018
Any crowd you see in Lagos today is rented.
PMB cancelled a fantastic Lagos Metroline Project,which had been paid for by the LASG of Jakande— Dr. Tony Akabuno (@tonyakabuno) March 28, 2018
That project would have transformed the transportation system of Lagos by 1985
33yrs later, Lagos is on lock down because PMB is commissioning a Bus Terminus
FLASH: President Buhari has reportedly given an order that all blocked roads in Lagos be opened - until he is close. Road will be closed for him to make a pass through and will be opened after he passes.— Abubakar Sidiq Usman (@MrAbuSidiq) March 29, 2018
While President Buhari is in Lagos to commission a Bus Stop or Terminal, This is what the President of Kenya commissioned last year - World Class Rail Stations.— Tola Shola (@TolaSholaTV) March 29, 2018
Are we going backward or forward?
What kind of country is this? pic.twitter.com/1mSNZgB90q
Oh , I almost forgot to ask. How are our friends in Lagos doing today?— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) March 29, 2018
Hopefully ALL GOOD! 🌹🙏🏾
Why not the Governors of other coastal states deliver deep sea ports in their areas?— Akin Bello (@AkinBello) March 29, 2018
The Lekki deep sea port is a Lagos State initiative, what's is stopping the Governors of Rivers, Delta, Cross Rivers and Akwa Ibom states?
This Lagos Shutdown is mindless eye-service. The truth is our political placeholders value optics over actual growth and development.— Bintin L'aiye (@PrerogativeMi) March 29, 2018
This used to be a ‘feature’ back in the day. I wonder whether @MBuhari ‘s wife ever visits Lagos. https://t.co/HWUQdZG7eV— Chikere Ezeh (@i3create) March 29, 2018
I would have questioned d-way-a-mana u snatched Rochas' award and gave to Ambode but then....— Last Man Standing (@ikenna005) March 29, 2018
Ambode is just a Lagos based Rochas. https://t.co/PJJmMcumwp
You people's Oba of Lagos is a joke thing.— Chief Fuji (@MONSIEURBLAC) March 29, 2018
Did Jonathan shut down Lagos or was it the same Logistics?— Fineworker (@fineworker24) March 29, 2018