President @MBuhari did not commission or launch Eko Atlantic City. His visit was a tour, as part of his 2-day Official Visit to Lagos State, and the plaque he unveiled was to commemorate the visit to the site. https://t.co/DaYE1MdWDa— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) March 31, 2018
Ambode had twitted that the President visited Eko Atlantic City to inaugurate the project. “We took a tour of the Eko Atlantic City with Mr. President as he officially commissioned (sic) the project. Eko Atlantic is a good example of what Public and Private Partnership can do to the Nigerian economy,” Ambode tweeted.
After the tweet, Nigerians disagreed with the governor over the project, saying that it was former President Goodluck Jonathan who in company with the then Governor, Babatunde Fashola, and former United States President, Bill Clinton, that inaugurated the project in 2013.Amid the controversy, the presidency responded on Saturday that Buhari had no business inaugurating the project. It tweeted that the president only toured the Eko Atlantic City as part of the activities marking his visit to the state. “President Buhari did not commission or launch Eko Atlantic City,” it said, adding: “His visit was a tour, as part of his two-day official visit to Lagos state, and the plaque he unveiled was to commemorate the visit to the site.”