The Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will on Saturday alongside Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is seeking second term launched campaign rally in Lagos State.
Penpushing reports that the rallies is to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in the Surulere area between 9a, to 4pm, hence the government has announced traffic diversion, and urged residents to plan their movement around the vicinity.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, in a statement said the affected areas include Teslim Balogun Stadium, Funsho Williams Avenue and Alhaji Masha areas in Surulere, adding that human and vehicular movement around the affected areas would be regulated.
Penpushing further reports that, Oladeinde explained that there would be a series of traffic diversions for safety and security management purposes, adding that directional signs, tow vehicles, and barricades would be made available to guide motorists and pedestrians.
The statement explained that traffic on Funsho Williams/Western Avenue inward Lagos Island will be diverted to the Express Lanes at 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.
Penpushing also reports that, Oladeinde stated that 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.
The Commissioner emphasized 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, explaining that vehicles conveying the party members and others with accredited stickers for the rally would be provided free parking with access to the venue only via Alaka.
Penpushing reports that, the statement added that accredited vehicles from Ojuelegba, Mushin, Palmgrove on Funsho Williams will access the stadium via U-turn at Alaka, stressing that those from Surulere will access the Stadium via Adeniran Ogunsanya/Bode Thomas/Ogunlana Drive/Alaji Masha to connect Alaka inward the National Stadium
Meanwhile, the Commissioner in the statement declared that only accredited vehicles, security, emergency and essential services vehicles will be provided privileged access at the diversion points.
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