Nigerians have taken to twitter to express their disappointment over what many described as insensitivity on the part of Lagos government to shut down the commercial nerve of Nigeria.
See Tweets below:
I didnt believe it until i trekked from Dopemu to Ikeja this morning!
Even Lagos Marathon, i didnt participate!
What a manner of insensitivity and waste!
What is govt business with my business!
Imagine commissioning a BRT terminus. #Lagosshutdown
— adewale adesanya (@coolwalls) March 29, 2018
@MBuhari visit to #Lagos should have been a blessing to the lgosians not hardship of having to trek for hours to get to their places of business! It is cruel and impunity taken to a higher level to allow #LagosShutdown !@john_danfulani @Tutsy22 @adeyanjudeji @adeyanjudeji @UN pic.twitter.com/ndoUeu3Xku
— Maidaura (@basharimaidaura) March 29, 2018
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.
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) March 29, 2018
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 pic.twitter.com/Pqgekwj4gT
— Ebube Martin Luther's Inlaw (@akaebube) March 29, 2018
Today’s Lagos road closures are totally unnecessary and unfortunate. In the 21st Century, nobody closes down a mega city. President and Governor should simply have used helicopters. No right thinking person will close down New York or London or even Sydney
— Atedo Peterside (@AtedoPeterside) March 29, 2018
Booked a 8:45 flight from Abuja to Lagos with the hope of getting out of Abuja before Buhari, checked in at 7:20.
I hear the airspace will be closed until Buhari arrives in Lagos.
— Rosanwo (@rosanwo) March 29, 2018
Today the Buhari administration decided they want to fail in every way possible.
Lagos is shut down for Buhari's visit
The fake Martin Luther King award has been exposed
And they are threatening to arrest NBA members for exercising a civic right https://t.co/fDxExdZJ1T
— Igala_Alan_Shore (@i_am_Anomeli) March 29, 2018
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 and rapture de niyen.
— Demilade Olaosun (@OlaosunD) March 29, 2018
First came the Dapchi scam.Then came the Martin Luther King award scam.And now comes the bus terminal scam in which Lagos,the largest city in Africa,is under lockdown and all roads blocked simply because Pres. Muhammadu Buhari is coming to open a BUS TERMINAL! God save Nigeria.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) March 29, 2018
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.
— Gossy Ukanwoke (@gossyomega) March 29, 2018
No wahala Nigerians. But I'm struggling to understand why a work free day was declared for Buhari's 'working' visit to Lagos. Irony aside, why is a domestic visit by a President to a country's commercial capital treated with so much fanfare?
— Ryan Cummings (@Pol_Sec_Analyst) March 29, 2018
It’s Bola Tinubu’s birthday that is making them shut down Lagos. The useless bus station launch is a decoy. Most educated is controlled by one man. Over hyped slum https://t.co/deSsvC7JNZ
— AlphaFemale (@alpha_orikaeze1) March 29, 2018
To show how backward Buhari is, 34 years ago he canceled an underground metroline train project in Lagos then 34 years later he returns to the same Lagos to commission a bus station? It‘s like putting your ₦1 million in fixed deposit for 34 years and returning to collect ₦1000!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) March 29, 2018
Your President has arrived Lagos State to commission a bus park built by Gov Ambode….. Somebody said he will touch down Osun State to commission a bet9ja outlet built by Aregbesola. pic.twitter.com/zBT7baFYoo
— Oluyemi Fasipe 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) March 29, 2018
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.#PMBinLagos
— Chxta (@Chxta) March 29, 2018
"@hmeelarh: State of things in IKEJA ALONG, LAGOS this morning; Roads are blocked and Lagosians trekking to their work places all because the president @MBuhari is visiting . #ImagineNigeria #PMBInLagos @Gidi_Traffic pic.twitter.com/c14MR1cje8
— GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) March 29, 2018
Lagos is already on lockdown just because our President is visiting us today… There should be other convenient ways of doing this…
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) March 29, 2018
Congrats Lagosians, the man who cancelled Lagos Metroline in 1984 and paid huge compensation (enough to complete the project) to the French Contractor that handled the project is coming to commission a BUS STATION in 2018, 34, years after!
Oh sorry, it’s Tinubu’s birthday
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) March 29, 2018
#HelloSir @AkinwunmiAmbode Eh-Sir, this moring I av trekkk from Sango to Mongoro because Say-Baba is coming to open bus stop in Lagos. is it fiar like that?
Sir, there's kpandamonium everywhere. Pls epp. #PMBinLagos pic.twitter.com/Gdrv8lREIT
— Lagos Class Captain (@AmbodeObsarver) March 29, 2018