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Heightened security, road diversions as Buhari visits Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

There was intense security beef up in Lagos State on Monday ahead of the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari today to commission some projects. 

The president is expected to inaugurate the newly-built terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).

The new terminal is expected to process 14 million passengers annually and ease the congestion of the old terminal constructed 43 years ago for 200,000 passengers but which now handles five million passengers annually. 

Our correspondent reports that the president will also commission the fertiliser plant of the Dangote Group in Ibeju-Lekki.

Ahead of the presidential visit, security has been tightened in and around the state, even as traffic advisories were issued by both the state government and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Our correspondent further reports that there is unusual presence of security operatives in and around the airport.

Spokesperson of FAAN, Mrs Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, said all arrangements had been concluded for the commissioning of the terminal, while advising air passengers to ensure they arrived the airport on time for their flight schedules.

The new terminal, she stated, is expected to generate about 3,000 direct and indirect employments for Nigerians, as well as enhance passenger facilitation and comfort.

The authority will also sign a memorandum of understanding with the Lagos State Government on the nine-kilometre Airport-Shasha-Alimosho link road to be constructed by the state government. 

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