Lagos issues traffic advisory as Buhari comes visiting

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Lagos State government on Tuesday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday pay an official visit to the state.

A statement issued by the state’s Ministry of Information and Strategy, said Buhari will during the one-day working visit, inaugurate a number of state projects.

The projects Buhari is to declare open according to the statement include, “the rehabilitated 10-lane Oshodi/Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road, and the 170-Bed Ayinke House (Maternity Hospital) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja.

“Other projects to be unveiled include the Lagos State Theatre at Oregun in Ikeja, new 820 Mass Transit buses and the multi-level Oshodi Transport Interchange on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

“The presidential visit would hold between 9.00 a. m. and 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday, during which traffic on some routes will be diverted in order to ensure a free flow of traffic.”

The statement cautioned that some routes will be affected by traffic control.

It listed the routes to include, the Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way (coming from the presidential wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport to LASUTH under bridge); Kodesoh Road; Obafemi Awolowo Way; Kudirat Abiola Way and Ikorodu Road (between the Ojota Intersection and Anthony Interchange).

Other are the Oworonshoki-Apapa Expressway (between Anthony and Oshodi Transport Interchange) and the International Airport road through the Local Wing of the airport to Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way and back to the Obafemi Awolowo Way.

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The statement added, “Roads highlighted above shall only be cordoned-off when necessary, Obafemi Awolowo Way and portions of Mobolaji Bank-Anthony shall be closed to traffic on three occasions within the specified period, as they are central to the President’s itinerary.”

The statement advised motorists to make use of alternative routes of their choice and avoid the above-listed roads if necessary, adding that in a situation motorists find it unavoidable plying the afore-mentioned roads, that patience and cooperation with traffic managers should be their watchword.

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