The Lagos state government has ordered that eighteen different roads in the state be shut down ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential campaign visit.
This was made known by the former minister of state for defence and chairman, transport committee on Buhari’s campaign visit to the state, Mr Demola Seraki, during a press conference in Ikeja.
Demola disclosed that the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential campaign rally will hold on Saturday, 9th of February at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere.
He further said that over 100,000 APC members will be attending the rally and the movement would be diverted on the roads to prevent motorists and commuters from being stranded.
He said: “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 affected roads are listed below;
Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere
Lawanson/Itire /Tejuosho road
Eric Moore road
Mobolaji Bank Anthony way
Old Toll Gate/Third Mainland Bridge/Obalende
Airport road Oshodi-Oworonshoki expressway
Agege Motor road
Yaba/Muritala Mohammed wayIddo/Otto
Herbert Macaulay way