Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign tour to Lagos State on Saturday, the state government on Wednesday announced traffic restrictions and diversion on some routes in the state.
The rally is to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere. DAILY POST had reported the 18 routes to be affected.
Mr Demola Seriki, the Chairman, Transport Committee on APC Presidential Campaign, said at a news conference in Alausa, that all hands were on deck to ensure free flow of traffic while the visit lasted.
Seriki, a former Minister of State for Defence, said that the travel advisory was necessary to advise people on alternative routes.
According to him, this is to ensure that all those who would not be at the venue of the campaign do not get stuck in traffic.
He advised traders, transporters and residents in general to stay off Surulere axis in particular, as concentration would be on the axis.
Seriki said that the routes would be closed from 10.00a.m. to 6.00p.m, while alternative routes would be provided.
He said that over 500 officials of the Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and 150 Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), policemen and Department of the State Security Service (DSS) were expected.