Roads to be closed as Buhari visits Lagos today
The Lagos State Government says it will receive President Muhammadu Buhari today (Wednesday) on a one-day working visit to the state.
The President, according to a statement on Tuesday, will, during the visit, inaugurate some of the projects by the outgoing administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
The statement listed such projects as the 10-lane Oshodi-Muritala Muhammed International Airport Road; the 170-bed ‘Ayinke House’(maternity hospital) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja; the Lagos State Theatre at Oregun, Ikeja; new 820 mass transit buses; and the multi-level Oshodi Transport Interchange along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.
It explained that the President would be in the state between 9am and 3pm, noting within that period traffic on a number of roads would be diverted.
The statement identified the roads as “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 through the Local Wing of the airport to Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way; and back to Obafemi Awolowo Way.”
The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation said in the statement that it had notified members of the public, especially motorists, about traffic diversion on the major roads as part of efforts to ensure a hitch-free movement.
The state government advised motorists to avoid the roads where necessary and make use of alternative routes of their choice, stressing that where motorists found it unavoidable plying the afore-mentioned roads, patience and cooperation with traffic managers should be their watchword.