Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, April 02, 2018

Adequate infrastructure

Traffic in Lagos is so crowded that crossing the city can take hours. Traffic is referred to as "go slows." See . Entrepreneurs waltz through the traffic jams selling merchandise and motorcycles are just about the only ways that deliveries can be made.

But, when the president comes to town, the city government closes busy roads for him. And declare a holiday.

Lagos to Shut Roads for Buhari's Two-Day Visit, Declares Tomorrow Work-Free Day

Lagos State Government has said that some roads will be shut during President Muhammadu Buhari's two-day visit to Lagos.

The President, who is expected to be in Lagos… would commission the newly-built Ikeja Bus Terminal, attend the colloquium to mark Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's birthday as well as the flag-off of the construction of the Lekki Deep Sea port.
Lagos "go slow"

However, the state government has declared tomorrow… as work-free day in the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal… said the closure became imperative to ensure the President's smooth and hitch-free visit.

The commissioner… appealed to Lagos residents to understand and co-operate with security and emergency responders.

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