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Lagos Announces Traffic Diversion Ahead Of Buhari’s Visit


January 21, (THEWILL) – Ahead of the planned visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos State on Monday, the State Government has announced a traffic diversion on the Island.

A statement by the State Ministry of Transportation, said traffic will be restricted on the Island from Monday, January 23, to Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

Commissioner of Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, assured that alternative routes have been mapped out, as well as the deployment of the State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to manage Traffic flow during the 2 day visit.

Oladeinde said movement around Lagos Rice Mill, Imota in Ikorodu, and the Lekki Deep Port Sea axis will be restricted on Monday, 23rd January.

Also on Tuesday 24th, movement around Eko Hotels and Suites, Ahmadu Bello Way, J-Randle through to Broad Street and Outer Marina will be diverted from 6.00am to 3.00pm.

Pleading with Motorists for their cooperation, Oladeinde said alternative routes have been provided for Motorists depending on the desired destinations.

The statement said motorists would be 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.

It advised Motorists that are Onikan bound from Ozumba Mbadiwe and Bonny Camp, to make use of Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge) or Awolowo Road.

Also Motorists from Awolowo Road heading to Onikan Roundabout, Tinubu Square or any other part of the inner Island, are advised to make use of Falomo Roundabout to link Alfred Rewane to further their journeys.

“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.

“For the Motorists from Eko Bridge trying to link 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.

“While stressing that all the adjourning Streets leading to the dedicated routes for the movement of Mr President will be temporarily closed, Oladeinde assures motorists of a well mapped out strategy to minimise delays and inconveniences of road users”, the statement added.