French President, Emmanuel Macron, will be visiting the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos later today and the state government has embarked on massive reconstruction work on the road leading to the shrine.
Macron will be the guest of honour in an evening of arts, concerts, fashion shows by leading African designers and a meeting with stars from Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry.
The New Afrika Shrine located at Ikeja Lagos was built after the original Shrine by the musical maverick, Fela Kuti, was burnt down in 1977.
While he becomes the first president to enter the shrine in ‘Africa’s cultural capital’, as Lagos is described by the event organisers, TRACE Media, reactions have trailed the timing of the road repairs by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode.
Some social media users are curious as to why the governor will grade roads for a foreigner and not for its citizens, while others call for frequent visits from Macron so that more roads will be upgraded.
But for Instagram user Kingy_rossy, the Lagos State Government deserves praise for its construction works.
Macron, will first visit Abuja for talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on security and terrorism, before hitting the shrine.
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