The President is expected at the residence of the late sage to commiserate with the family over the death Chief Oluwole Awolowo.
Awolowo, 70, the publisher of the Nigerian Tribune, died on March 27 at a London hospital.
There was heavy security around the Awolowo residence and roads leading to the residence.
Men of the Nigerian army, the Nigerian police force and the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps were located at strategic places.
Cars coming in and out of the town were subjected to thorough searching.
Only selected media houses were allowed into the residence by the security agencies.