President Buhari End His Two Day Visit To Lagos, Went Straight To Perform Wedding Ceremony

By on March 30, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to foreign and local investors that agreed to commit their investment into Nigeria, aimed at boosting the country’s economy.

Buhari, who unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit to the Eko Atlantic City project, expressed his appreciation to investors after being shown round the project by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State.

President Buhari said investments had helped to provide employment for Nigerians, reducing the rate of unemployment in the country. “I am extremely grateful to those that agreed to invest so much in our country. “I have just gone round to see the Eko Atlantic City. I am extremely impressed with the potentiality of this project and the amount of jobs and its effect on the economy and what it is capable of bringing to the country in terms of employment.

The President, while expressing his satisfaction with the ocean reclamation embarked upon by the state government and its partners, said the investment had impacted on the country’s economy.

Govornor of Lagos Sate Akinwunmi Ambode that the project was an example of what the private sector could do to the nation’s economy. Ambode, who said the project was initiated by the Bola Tinubu administration, noted that it had actually saved the whole of Victoria Island from potential danger.

He said the project, which would spread over 750 square kilometres, upon completion, would eventually be bigger than Victoria Island. In an interview with newsmen.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, fornal governoe of Lagos State who accompanied the President on the tour, described the Eko Atlantic City project as a solution to a potentially dangerous liability. According to Tinubu, the ocean surge at the Ahmadu Bello end could have wiped out the whole of Lagos Island.

He, however, advised the Federal Government to replicate the project on the nation’s coastline. The inspection marked the end of Buhari’s two-day visit to the state.

The President has returned to Abuja, went straight to the National Mosque Abuja where he performed the 2-Raka’at Juma’at prayer.

The President also witnessed the wedding fatiha of Hamza Ahmed and Hadiza Jika which was performed immediately after the prayer session at the mosque.

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Governors of Nasarawa and Bauchi States, Alhaji Tanko Almakura and Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar respectively were among the dignitaries that witnessed the event.

Other personalities at the wedding were the National Security Adviser to the President, Maj-Gen. Babagana Mongonu (rtd) cabinet ministers and former National Chairman of PDP, Ahmodu Ali.

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