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Why President cancelled Lagos trip

Buhari was expected to visit Lagos for a two-day working trip on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, May 14, 2016 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

“The truth is that the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will now represent the President in Lagos,” Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said.

“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 added.

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Unconfirmed reports claim that Buhari cancelled the trip due to an ear infection.

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