President Muhammadu Buhari has called off his scheduled visit to Lagos due to an ear infection.
Buhari who is expected in Lagos on Monday contracted the infection and will no longer be able to visit the state but will be represented by his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), according to reports.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, confirmed the cancellation on Sunday evening but offered a different explanation.
“The president will not be able to make it to Lagos for a two-day working visit due to other busy schedule. He will however be represented by Vice president Yemi Osinbajo.”
“The President is faced with scheduling difficulties and that is the reason for the postponement of the Visit. He needs more time for Lagos and for Edo which had earlier been stepped down.
“As a result of this, the visit has been scaled down and he is being represented by H. E the VP, who is going to Lagos to commission a few projects, leaving the rest for Mr President. The President will undertake these visits after the Ramadan,” Mr. Shehu said in a follow up statement.
Buhari’s visit, a first by a sitting president to the state in 15 years, was expected to be celebrated with much anticipation by the state Governor, Akinwumi Ambode.
He was scheduled to commission some roads built by the state and pay homage to the Oba of Lagos
Buhari Contracts Ear Infection, Cancels Planned Trip to Lagos
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