Upon his arrival back in Lagos after his stay overseas, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was greeted wildly by a sizable gathering of Nigerians.
The acting inspector general of police, Olukayode Egbetokun, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the president’s chief of staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, the national security adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, the senators and representatives from Lagos State, and party officials all greeted President Tinubu warmly.
Nevertheless, a video of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu‘s convoy as it landed in Lagos has sparked a lot of heated responses and comments from Nigerians online.
See video below;
This is too much sha I think they should cut down this convoy even we ordinary citizens don cut the number of cars we have on the road at the same time
— Elphizzy (@Iamharphyz) June 27, 2023
D Olusegun, an adviser to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, responded to concerns about the vast size of Tinubu’s convoy by posting a statement on Twitter in which he defended the decision.
According to D Olusegun, the official vehicles of the president and his principal aides make up less than 10% of the motorcade.
The statement reads;
“A lot has been said on the “Large Size Convoy” that followed the President from the Lagos Airport to his residence. While the criticisms are valid, it’s important to clarify for purpose of perspective.
1. The official vehicles of the president and principal aides make up less than 10% of the Motorcade.
2. The other vehicles in the Presidential motorcade belong to Several State Governors, heads of all security agencies, Party Leaders and political associates of the President who were all at the airport to receive him. It’s erroneous to assume all the vehicles are the president’s.
3. Being the first time President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will visit Lagos after being sworn in as president, the excitement of his return energized the support base to turn out in their massive numbers to welcome him. Sincere apologies on all traffic inconveniences”.
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3. Being the first time President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will visit Lagos after being sworn in as president, the excitement of his return energized the support base to turn out in their massive numbers to welcome him. Sincere apologies on all traffic inconveniences 🙏🏿
— Daddy D.O🇳🇬 (@DOlusegun) June 28, 2023