Today, President Buhari began his two day working visit to Lagos and the city has witnessed an almost complete shutdown of businesses and vehicular movement.
Lai Mohammed who is the current minister of information and culture was the opposition voice 5years ago when Goodluck Jonathan was president and he had quite alot to say about Jonathan’s Lagos visits that caused similar traffic gridlock…
Below his what Lai Mohammed said 5 years ago as reported by TheNation on April 18, 2013!
The ACN’s requests were contained in a letter written by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to Governor Babatunde Fashola on the President’s visit.
He said: “We have been compelled to write a letter to the Lagos State governor asking him to please prevail on the President to reschedule his visit. But if his visit must go on, he should use another means of transportation such as the helicopter so that the whole town is not locked up.
Anytime Mr President is coming to Lagos, our roads are closed, and traffic congestion is at its highest. The whole city is shut down for the entire day. You can imagine when we’re expecting about 10,000 people from different parts of Nigeria to our convention, all heading for the same place. It’s going to be chaos. So, we’re appealing to Mr President, through the Governor, to please reconsider his visit. And if he must come, he should inflict the minimum pain and hardship on Nigerians.”