Pesident Muhammad Buhari has canceled his planned two-day official trip to Lagos state billed to start on Monday and for some reason, Sahara Reporters believe that it’s is over an “ear infection”.
The online paper, notorious for its controversial reportage, claimed that that the cancellation has a political connotation as President Buhari was reportedly unhappy with a meeting the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Bola Tinubu had with organized labor last week without clearance from the President’s office.
However, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, explained that President Buhari cancelled his trip to Lagos due to scheduling difficulties.
“The truth is that the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will now represent the President in Lagos. 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 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” he said.
Garba said President Buhari will visit Lagos after Ramadan which is likely to begin on June 6th and end in early July. President Buhari was scheduled to be in Lagos today to begin a two day state visit whih will see him commission some projects and also pay a visit to the Oba of Lagos. His visit would have been the first visit of a sitting President to Lagos in the last 15 years.