In addition to sending his best wishes to all Nigerians during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, President Bola Tinubu has conveyed his sincere thanks to Nigerians for the warm welcome they gave him on Tuesday in Lagos.
The President returned to Lagos after a seven-day vacation overseas to a raucous greeting from a sizable gathering of Nigerians, according to a statement from the presidential spokesperson, Dele Alake.
To attend the meeting on “A New Global Financing Pact,” he had traveled to Paris, France. He had also paid a quick private visit to London, United Kingdom.
Lagosians lined the road from Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), waving joyfully and expressing their happiness as President Tinubu’s convoy traveled from Ikeja to his private mansion in Bourdillon, Ikoyi.
Since taking office as Nigeria’s 16th president on May 29, 2023, this is the president’s first trip to Lagos.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Femi Gbajabiamila, the acting inspector general of police Olukayode Egbetokun, Nuhu Ribadu, senators and representatives from Lagos State, and party officials all greeted President Tinubu warmly when he arrived at the presidential wing of MMIA.
A guard of honor was raised for him by the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, as well as members of the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force, while visitors were entertained by the standing troupe of the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture.
At the Obalende Eid Prayer Ground, which is situated at Dodan Barracks, the former location of the Nigerian government, Tinubu is set to worship with other devout Muslims today.