President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday, arrived in Lagos State from London ahead of Eid-el-Kabir celebrations after his one-week trip to Paris, where he attended a summit for A New Global Financing Pact hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, and London, for a private visit.
President Tinubu’s jet arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in the Ikeja area of Lagos State where he was welcomed by a waiting crowd of supporters.
Among the crowd were Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, Acting Inspector-General of Police Olukayode Egbetokun, National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, Senators and Representatives from Lagos State, as well as party officials warmly received President Tinubu.
As President Tinubu’s convoy made its way from Ikeja to his private residence in Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagosians lined the road from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, enthusiastically waving and expressing their joy.
The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with personnel from the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force also mounted a guard of honour for him, while the standing troupe of the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture entertained guests.
President Tinubu is scheduled to join fellow Muslim faithful for the Eid prayers on Wednesday at the Obalende Eid Prayer Ground, located at Dodan Barracks, the former seat of the Nigerian government.
Meanwhile, the President has expressed his profound gratitude to Nigerians for the overwhelming reception accorded him on Tuesday, conveying his best wishes to all Nigerians during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.