Nigerians have condemned the virtual shutdown of Lagos due to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari.
They also berated the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led government for shutting down the nation’s commercial hub.
Currently, Lagos is trending on Twitter and most comments are harsh words for Buhari, Ambode and the Nigerian system in general.
Below are some reactions:
@MrTomide: Today is a terrible day to be a Buhari/APC supporter. my good friend @stalyf challenged anyone to mention JUST ONE project initiated and completed in 3 years of the disastrous Buhari/APC administration and get 20k but NOBODY could rise up to the challenge.
@OlusosuD: If Ambode ever builds a light rail in Lagos, we will just have to leave Lagos for him at the time of commissioning. Because, he will invite Jesus Christ.
@biolakazeem: Lagos is shut down because the president is in Lagos to commission a bus station. Not an underground train station. Or even a monorail. A bus station. A state supposedly led by a lettered man. Folks, Nigeria is finished. We can pack & go home now.
@DemolaRewaju: Agents of the State are mobilising 10 people from each ward in Lagos with a promise of NGN3,000 to come and hail Buhari while the police has caged the NBA Ikeja Branch which wishes to protest against Ambode’s retrogressive policies. Any crowd you see in Lagos today is rented.
@Chxta: Let’s focus. The compulsory exercise that we are participating in in Lagos today isn’t because of the old man. He has not even brushed his teeth this morning. It’s the pot-bellied one that is doing eye service that we should direct our ire at.
@newscantell: Ambode declared tomorrow as work free because Buhari is coming to commission a bus stop in Lagos. Lagos is the 5th largest economy in Africa. The person that declared tomorrow work free, the person that will commission the bus stop, and the people that will attend are all mad.
@akaebube: This New Airport Terminal in Lagos was built and commissioned by GEJ. No public holiday was declared for its commissioning. No road closures. No fan fare. Buhari is coming to Lagos to commission a “Bus stop” and we have a State of Emergency on our hands
@gossyomega: People booked their flights many weeks ago. So many people flying out of Lagos for Easter. Yet you block roads leading to the Airport with 24hr notice.
@tolulopeab: Lagos DON’T DO IT. Absolutely avoid VI of you can today. Entering via Bonny Camp thru CMS is a no. You are diverted inside Lagos Island. Many side roads close to Eko hotel are closed. Drove around for 20 minutes trying to get to my office
@4eyedmonk: I really don’t know why Lagos had to shutdown for President Buhari’s visit. He lives here in Abuja and moves around amongst us on a regular basis, and we have never had to shut down the city for one day.