Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Lagos for his presidential campaign this weekend, the Lagos state government under the governorship of Governor Akinwumi Ambode has given a directive that would prevent road users from accessing eighteen different roads in the state.
According to sources, APC presidential campaign will be held at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere on Saturday, February 9 as President Buhari seeks to be re-elected.
While revealing this at a press conference in Ikeja, the former minister of state for defence and chairman, transport committee on Buhari’s campaign visit to the state identified as Mr Demola Seraki, stated that over 100,000 members of the APC were expected at the rally.
Demola Seraki, the ex-minister for defence stated that movement would be diverted on the roads to prevent motorists and commuters from being stranded.
“For instance, Alaka (by Lanre Shittu Motors) on the service lane, inwards stadium will be closed to traffic, while vehicles will be diverted to the stadium bridge on the main carriage way.”
“Shitta, inwards stadium, will be closed to traffic and vehicles diverted to Adeniran Ogunsanya street or Akerele extension.
Traffic from barracks to stadium on Funsho Williams avenue will be diverted to stadium bridge on the main carriage way to Alaka.”
The listed roads below would be shut down for commuters this weekend in order to make way for President Buhari’s arrival to Lagos State.
They include: Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere Lawanson/Itire /Tejuosho road Apapa/Costain road Abebe village Eric Moore road Eko Bridge/Apongbon Marina road Ikorodu road Mobolaji Bank Anthony way Old Toll Gate/Third Mainland Bridge/Obalende Airport road Oshodi-Oworonshoki expressway Agege Motor road Jibowu area Yaba/Muritala Mohammed way Iddo/Otto Herbert Macaulay way Adekunle Ijora Olopa