Lagos announces traffic diversion ahead of APC mega rally Saturday

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The Lagos State government has announced traffic diversion for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential and governorship rallies scheduled to hold on Saturday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in the Surulere area of the state.

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The rallies will be held between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. the commissioner for transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement on Wednesday.

The commissioner urged Lagos residents to plan their movement around Teslim Balogun Stadium, Funsho Williams Avenue, and Alhaji Masha areas in Surulere.

He added that “human and vehicular movement around the affected areas would be regulated as there would be a series of traffic diversions for safety and security management purposes.”

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The commissioner said that directional signs, tow vehicles, and barricades would be made available to guide motorists and pedestrians.

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According to Oladeinde,  traffic on Funsho Williams/Western Avenue inward Lagos Island will be diverted to the Express Lanes at the Barracks bus stop for people going to Costain, Apapa, Ijora, Victoria Island, Lagos Island, and off to Olumegbon for people going to New Lagos/Surulere areas.

Also, traffic on Funsho Williams/Western Avenue inward Surulere/Ojuelegba will be diverted to the Express Lanes/Stadium Bridge at Alaka bus stop for people going to Mushin, Palm Groove, Ikeja, Ojota, Ikorodu areas, and off to Bode Thomas and Eric Moore at Iponri Estate for people going to New Lagos/Surulere areas.

He explained hat vehicular movement on Alhaji Masha Road to Akerele/Shitta junction and Funsho Williams from Olumegbon junction to Alaka would be totally restricted for safety.