President Muhammadu Buhari is in Lagos State for a one-day visit during which he inaugurated a locally made Seaward Defence Boat (SDB) 111.
It is the third of its series to be built by the Nigerian Navy, according to a statement by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina.
‘‘We should note that we are in a critical period where our country is faced with a serious decline in our revenue and the security challenges we are facing,” Buhari added, urging the personnel to make good use of the platforms.
Aside from the inauguration of the vessel, Buhari will also attend the book launch of a former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande.
Earlier, the Nigerian leader, who arrived at the Presidential Lounge of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, was received by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and other officials.
Prior to Thursday’s visit, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) had issued a traffic advisory to commuters.
In the statement, LASTMA noted that the “Ahmadu Bello Way, from Adeola Odeku Intersection to Adetokunbo Ademola by Eko Hotels Roundabout will be temporarily closed to traffic and traffic diverted to Adeola Odeku, Akin Adesola to connect to [any] desired destination.
It noted that “all adjoining streets/feeder roads leading to Ahmadu Bello Way from Adeola Odeku Intersection, as well as those leading to Eko Hotels, from Adetokunbo Ademola Roundabout (Eko Hotels Roundabout), will be temporarily closed to traffic from early hours of the day on Thursday, 9th December, 2021.