President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to visit Lagos today April 24, 2019, to commission some projects in the state. This is to inform Lagosians of traffic diversions on some roads that the President and his convoy will ply.
Several state projects are lined-up for commissioning during the presidential one-day working visit. These projects include: the rehabilitated 10-lane Oshodi – Muritala Muhammed International Airport Road, the Lagos State Theatre at Oregun, Ikeja, the 170-Bed ‘Ayinke House’ (Maternity Hospital) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, the multi-level Oshodi Transport Interchange along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and new 820 Mass Transit Buses.
In a bid to facilitate a hitch-free traffic during the President’s visit, the State Ministry of Transportation has informed the public especially motorists about the diversion of traffic on specific roads.
As revealed in the statement, the visit will take place between 9:00am and 3:00pm today. There will be a diversion of traffic in the following areas:
- Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way (from the Presidential Wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport to LASUTH Under Bridge)
- Obafemi Awolowo Way, Kodesoh Road, Ikorodu Road (between Ojota Intersection and Anthony Interchange)
- Kudirat Abiola Way, International Airport Road via the Local Wing of the airport to Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way
- Oworonshoki-Apapa Expressway (from Anthony to Oshodi Transport Interchange).
Oshodi transport interchange is one of the state projects to be commissioned by the President
The roads listed above shall be shut down only when necessary. Obafemi Awolowo Way and some parts of Mobolaji Bank-Anthony shall be closed at three intervals during the slated time as they are key routes for the President’s activities.
According to the statement, motorists are advised to use alternative routes during the visitation period. If, unavoidably, motorists have to ply the outlined roads, they are advised to cooperate with traffic and security officials.
The President will visit key projects in the state
The ministry solicits the support of commuters and motorists for all inconveniences to be caused by these diversions. It also states that traffic officials, security and enforcement agents will be present at strategic locations to coordinate movement of vehicles.
At the time of filing this report, the presidency was yet to release an official statement about the visit which was announced by the Lagos State Government.