The Lagos State Government has announced that the state will be hosting the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for a two-day working visit.
In a statement released by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, the Commissioner, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde assured that alternative routes have been mapped out as a plan to manage traffic and the deployment of the State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA to also contribute in ensuring Traffic flow during the 2 day visit of the President.
Explaining the routes that would be manned by the LASTMA Personnel, the Commissioner stated that; the first day which is Monday 23rd, movement around Lagos Rice Mill, Imota in Ikorodu, and the Lekki Deep Port Sea axis will be restricted and on the Second day which is Tuesday 24th, movement around Eko Hotels and Suites, Ahmadu Bello Way, J-Randle through to Broad Street and Outer Marina will be diverted from 6.00am to 3.00pm.
In the same vein the Commissioner is pleading with Motorists for their maximum cooperation by highlighting the alternative routes made available as options for Motorists depending on the desired destinations. The options according to the movement plan will have Motorists diverted from Ahmadu Bello Way, Ademola Adetokunbo and Akin Adesola Street to Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge), to Alfred Rewane Road to connect their desired destinations. While Motorists that are Onikan bound from Ozumba Mbadiwe and Bonny Camp are enjoined to make use of Falomo Bridge or Awolowo Road.
Oladeinde further stated that Motorists from Awolowo Road heading to Onikan Roundabout, Tinubu Square or any other part of the inner Island will make use of Falomo Roundabout to link Alfred Rewane to further their journeys. Another diversion option made available according to the released statement is for Motorists from King George V Road to connect Moloney Street and then Obalende for their desired destinations, or alternatively link Turton Street through Moloney Street to Lewis and Sandgrouse Streets. For Motorists from Eko Bridge trying to connect with Marina, they will be diverted to Elegbata, Ebute Ero to Police Post to link the 3rd Mainland Bridge (Adeniji Adele) to further their desired destinations. The Commissioner has emphasized on these diversions to minimize delays and inconveniences of road users.
In addition The state Commissioner for Information, Omotoso also disclosed that the presidential visit, scheduled for January 23 and 24, would include the inauguration of projects undertaken by the Sanwo-Olu administration which include the Lekki Deep Sea Port, the Imota Rice Mill and the Blue Line Rail project.