The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu has made it known that president Mohammadu Buhari will no longer visit Lagos because of Ramadan.


Buhari was supposed to have a two day vist to Lagos but he will now be represented by his vice, Professor Yemi Osibajo.

According to Shehu, ”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,” Shehu told state house correspondents.

“As a result of this, the visit has been scaled down and he is being represented by His Excellency the Vice-President, 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.”

President Buhari’s vist to the state would have been the first official trip of a sitting president in 14 years after the visit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in November 2002