Lagos announces traffic diversion for APC Presidential, Gubernatorial mega rallies
The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde has announced traffic diversion for the upcoming All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential and Gubernatorial rallies which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 26th November 2022.
The commissioner made this known on Wednesday through a statement released by the Ministry advising Lagosians to plan their movement around Teslim Balogun Stadium, Funsho Williams Avenue and Alhaji Masha areas in Surulere Lagos State from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Oladeinde revealed that human and vehicular movement around the affected areas would be regulated as there would be series of traffic diversions for safety and security management purposes.
Explaining further, the Transport Commissioner said 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 added that vehicular movement on Alhaji Masha road to Akerele/Shitta junction and Funsho Williams from Olumegbon junction to Alaka would be totally restricted for safety, as only human traffic would be allowed.
According to him, vehicles conveying party members and others with accredited stickers for the rally would be provided free parking with access at the National Stadium only via Alaka into National Stadium stressing that those from Ojuelegba/Mushin/Palmgrove on Funsho Williams will access the National Stadium via U-turn at Alaka. Also those from Surulere will access the Stadium via Adeniran Ogunsanya/Bode Thomas/Ogunlana Drive/Alaji Masha to connect Alaka inward the National Stadium.
The Commissioner mentioned that directional signs, tow vehicles, and barricades would be made available, he also assured that the Traffic Management Personnel will be on standby to provide assistance and guide motorists/pedestrians during the rallies.