Archbishop Martins explain Buhari’s Lagos visit as ill-timed

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The planned 2-day working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos has been described as ill-timed by Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos.

In a release by the Director of Social Communications, Msgr. Gabriel Osu, Archbishop Martins wondered why the President chose to make the visit to Lagos at a time that coincided with the most important days of the year for Christians when they celebrate the events of the salvation of the world, Vanguard report.

According to him, ”in view of the large population and clustered road networks in the state, the closure of roads coupled with the ban of Okada on many routes, Christians who will be taking part in the Holy Thursday and Good Friday celebrations would be subjected to untold hardships.”

“In addition, Christians who would also like to welcome their President have been put in a difficult situation of deciding whether to fulfill their religious obligations or go out to welcome the President.  The timing does not take into consideration Christians in government and security services who would be required to be at work to ensure a smooth, secure and safe visit of the President.