Lagos to divert traffic for Buhari’s visit

THE Lagos State Government will restrict traffic on some roads for President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day working visit to the nation’s commercial centre.

The Nigerian leader is expected in the state from Monday 23rd, 2023, to Tuesday 24th January 2023 to commission some projects.

A statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation Frederic Oladeinde on Friday said “on the First day which is Monday 23rd, movement around Lagos Rice Mill, Imota in Ikorodu, and the Lekki Deep Port Sea axis will be restricted.

“While on the Second day which is Tuesday 24th, movement around Eko Hotels and Suites, Ahmadu Bello Way, J-Randle through to Broad Street and Outer Marina will be diverted from 6.00 am to 3.00 pm.”

While pleading with motorists for cooperation, the Commissioner said alternative routes have been provided.

“The options according to the movement plan will have Motorists diverted from Ahmadu Bello Way, Ademola Adetokunbo, and Akin Adesola Street to Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge), to Alfred Rewane Road to connect their desired destinations,” the statement added.

“While Motorists that are Onikan bound from Ozumba Mbadiwe and Bonny Camp are enjoined to make use of Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge) or Awolowo Road. The Transport Commissioner further stated that Motorists from Awolowo Road heading to Onikan Roundabout, Tinubu Square or any other part of the inner Island will make use of Falomo Roundabout to link Alfred Rewane to further their journeys.

“Another diversion option made available according to the statement is for Motorists from King George V Road to connect Moloney Street and then Obalende for their desired destinations, or alternatively link Turton Street through Moloney Street to Lewis and Sandgrouse Streets.”

He added: “For the Motorists from Eko Bridge trying to link to Marina, they will be diverted to Elegbata, Ebute Ero to Police Post to link the 3rd Mainland Bridge (Adeniji Adele) to further connect their desired destinations.”

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