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.
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.