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As it has been confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari will be on an official visit to Lagos State on Wednesday, some roads in the commercial city will be closed.
The president is expected to commission some projects completed by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration.
As such, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday, announced that some roads would be affected by the visit, where traffic diversions are going to be observed.
“The presidential visit shall be between the hours of 9.00 am and 3.00 pm during which traffic shall be diverted from the following roads:
- Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way (coming from the Presidential Wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport to LASUTH Under Bridge),
- Kodesoh Road,
- Obafemi Awolowo Way,
- Kudirat Abiola Way,
- Ikorodu Road (between Ojota Intersection and Anthony Interchange),
- Oworonshoki – Apapa Expressway (between Anthony and Oshodi Transport Interchange),
- International Airport Road to the Local Wing of the airport to Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way back to Obafemi Awolowo Way.
“While other roads highlighted above shall only be cordoned off once when necessary, Obafemi Awolowo Way and portion of Mobolaji Bank-Anthony shall be closed to traffic on three (3) occasions within the specified period as they are central to the President’s itinerary.
“In view of this, motorists are advised to avoid these roads where necessary and make use of alternative routes of their choice. But where it becomes inevitable for the highlighted roads to be made use of, patience and cooperation with traffic managers should be the watchword.
“While all inconveniences as a result of these diversions are highly regretted, traffic managers (or enforcement & security agents) shall be positioned at all strategic intersections to allow for orderly vehicular movements.”