As President Muhammadu Buhari visits Lagos on Saturday for the All Progressives Congress (APC) mega rally, the state government has announced restriction of traffic on 18 major roads across the state.
President Buhari’s mega-rally is expected to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere area of the state.
Briefing newsmen in Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday, former Minister of State for Defence and Chairman, Transport Committee on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Campaign visit to Lagos State, Demola Seriki, said 18 major routes would be affected as traffic would be diverted in some routes so that motorists and commuters are not left stranded during the event.
The affected routes where traffic would be restricted are the Teslim Balogun Stadium and National Stadium, in and out; Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lawanson/Itire Road/Tejuosho Road, Apapa Road, Costain, Abebe Village/Eric Moore Road, Eko Bridge/Apongbon, Marina Road, Ikorodu Road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Old Toll Gate/Third Mainland Bridge/Obalende, International Airport Road, Oshodi-Oworonshoki Expressway, Agege Motor Road, Jibowu, Yaba-Muritala Mohammed Way, Iddo/Otto, Herbert Macaulay Way – Adekunle and Ijora Olopa/Ijora.
He said the committee had, therefore, issued traffic advisory to Lagosians to make their journey smooth, but warned motorists to stay away from Surulere, venue of the mega rally as many routes would be closed.
Seriki said Alaka (by Lanre Shittu Motors) on the service lane, inwards stadium would be closed to traffic and vehicles diverted to the stadium bridge on the main carriage way.
The Shitta, inwards stadium and stadium inwards Shitta would be closed to traffic and vehicles diverted to Adeniran Ogunsanya Street or Akerele Extension and traffic from Barracks to Stadium on Funsho Williams Avenue would be diverted to Stadium Bridge on the main carriage way to Alaka.