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Lagos Says No Closure Of Roads For Buhari’s Campaign, But Here Are Some Roads To Be Wary Of Regardless

Lagos Says No Closure Of Roads For Buhari’s Campaign, But Here Are Some Roads To Be Wary Of Regardless

The Lagos State Government, on Friday rescinded its decision to close some roads ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari campaign in the state on Saturday.

In a press statement  the State’s Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson, the state said Lagosians should disregard earlier assertions that some roads would be closed for the Presidential visit.

He said, “Lagosians have been very apprehensive that there will be traffic gridlock and we got a lot of feedbacks that we intend to grind Lagos to a halt. People are apprehensive; they think we are going to shut down Lagos; they think movement would be restricted and they are bracing themselves for what they anticipate would be the hardship that would be visited on them by the president’s visit and our own activities.

“The purpose of this press conference is to clarify that and to state emphatically that there will be zero to minimal adverse effect of the President’s visit tomorrow. I repeat, there will be between zero to the barest minimum amount of disruptions to the normal movement that Lagosians undertake on a Saturday like tomorrow.

“So, there will not be any road closures in Lagos tomorrow and Lagosians are free to go about their normal businesses tomorrow, Saturday,” Lawanson said.

“We would just like to communicate that because we are expecting a high calibre personality, no less a person than the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the normal security precautions that attend a visit of this nature should be expected.

“The President would visit Lagos tomorrow with the full retinue of security aides that protect him and his entourage but there will not be any road closures and there will be zero to minimal disruptions of normal activities,” the Commissioner said.

“Around the venue of the rally which is the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere and the adjourning streets are traffic management agencies such as LASTMA, FRSC, Police and other agencies that would support them tomorrow.

“They will handle the traffic management around the venue tomorrow and so people can expect to see a huge presence of our traffic management officers fully on ground to ensure that there is free flow of traffic. We consider it important to clarify this so that we can communicate to Lagosians and give them the assurance that Lagos and especially Surulere would not be on lockdown,” the Commissioner said.

Despite that, here are some roads you should avoid if you can:

  1. Stadia (TESLIM BALOGUN AND NATIONAL STADIA – IN AND OUT
  2. Funsho Williams Avenue
  3. Surulere
  4. Lawanson/Itire Road/ Tejuosho Road
  5. Apapa road Costain
  6. Abebe Village/ Eric Moore Road
  7. Eko Bridge/ Apongbon Bridge
  8. Marina Road
  9. Ikorodu Road
  10. Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way
  11. Old Toll Gate / Third Mainland Bridge/ Obalende
  12. International Airport Road
  13. Oshodi- Oworonshoki Expressway
  14. Agege Motor Road
  15. Jibowu
  16. Yaba-Muritala Mohammed Way Iddo/Otto
  17. Herbert Macaulay Way – Adekunle
  18. Ijora Olopa / Ijora
  19.  Alaka (by Lanre Shittu Motors) on the service lane inwards stadium will be closed to traffic and vehicles diverted to the stadium bridge on the main carriageway.

  20. Shitta inwards Stadium and Stadium inwards Shitta will be closed to traffic and vehicles diverted to Adeniran Ogunsanya Street or Akerele Extension.

  21. Traffic from Barracks to Stadium on Funsho Williams Avenue will be diverted to Stadium Bridge on the main carriageway to Alaka.

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