Security operatives have taken over the road leading to Afrika shrine popularly known as Fela Shrine ahead of the visit by France President, Emmanuel Macron. The French leader arrived Abuja ealeir today where he met with president Muhammdu Buhari in Aso Rock before proceeding to Lagos to visit Fela Ransome-Kuti’s popular African Shrine.

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PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 12: French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari as he arrives for a meeting for the One Planet Summit’s international leaders at Elysee Palace on December 12, 2017 in Paris, France. Macron is hosting the One Planet climat summit, which gathers world leaders, philantropists and other committed private individuals to discuss climate change. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Mr Macron is not a stranger to Nigeria. He trained as a senior civil servant at the French Embassy in Lagos in 2004, seven years after Fela died.

At the African Shrine, Ikeja, he will be treated to Afrobeat music. His host, Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will use the occasion to promote tourism in Lagos.

On Wednesday, President Macron is expected to open the magnificent Alliance Francaise building at 9am. Located in Ikoyi, the building is the biggest and best such facility that blends today’s innovative and classy design with the traditions of the past.


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