Elections: 18 major roads to be shut as Buhari campaigns in Lagos [See affected roads]


As President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign train prepares to berth in Lagos tommorrow – Saturday, the state government has announced restriction of movement on 18 major roads across the state.

Former Minister of State for Defence and Chairman, Transport Committee on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Campaign visit to Lagos State, Demola Seriki disclosed this at a press conference in Ikeja on Thursday.

The All Progressives Congress, APC presidential rally would hold on Saturday February 9th at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

Speaking on the planned political event, Seriki 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

“The restriction was necessary so that commuters would not be left stranded.”

The affected roads are as below:

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

Also speaking, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Sector Commander for the state, Hyginus Omeje, disclosed that truck drivers would be restricted from entering the metropolis from Friday, February 8, in preparation for the presidential rally on Saturday.

“Truck drivers are advised to plan their movements and cooperate with officers to ensure that trucks do not jeopardise the travel advisory issued for the safety and comfort of all while the event lasted,” he said.

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