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APC PRESIDENTIAL RALLY IN LAGOS: be acquainted with traffic diversions for Saturday

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The Lagos State Government has announced traffic diversions for the upcoming All Progressive Congress, APC, Presidential and Gubernatorial rallies scheduled to hold on Saturday, 26th November 2022, at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State between 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde advised Lagosians to plan their movement around Teslim Balogun Stadium, Funsho Williams Avenue, and Alhaji Masha areas, in Surulere.

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

Oladeinde stated that 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.

Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos

The Commissioner further explained 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, Palmgroove, 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.

Oladeinde however explained that 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 the National Stadium.

He emphasized that vehicular traffic from Ojuelegba/Mushin/Palmgrove on Funsho Williams will access the National Stadium via a U-turn at Alaka. And those from Surulere will access the Stadium via Adeniran Ogunsanya/Bode Thomas/Ogunlana Drive/Alhaji Masha, to connect Alaka inward National Stadium.

Map of parts of Surulere leading to Teslim Balogun Stadium, [1] adjacent to National Stadium.

The Commissioner mentioned that directional signs, towing vehicles, and barricades would be made available, assuring that officers from the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, would be on standby to assist motorists/pedestrians during the rallies.

Oladeinde reiterated that only accredited vehicles such as security, emergency, and essential services vehicles will be provided privileged access at the diversion points.

The Transportation Commissioner solicited residents’ cooperation, especially with the Law Enforcement Officials, and commended Lagosians for their usual cooperation and continued patience and understanding.

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