President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to visit Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, just as the state government says preparations are in top gear to host the president's official visit.
It said that during the one-day working visit, a number of state projects would be commissioned by the president.
During the one-day working visit, a number of state projects would be commissioned by the president.
In preparation for the visit, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) on Tuesday, April 23, advised Lagosians on how to avoid traffic gridlocks.
LASTMA in a statement said traffic diversions are going to be observed in some parts of Ikeja to have a hitch-free traffic movement.
The presidential visit is slated between the hours of 9am and 3pm during which traffic shall be diverted from Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way (coming from the Presidential Wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport to LASUTH Under Bridge), Kodesoh Road, Obafemi Awolowo Way and Kudirat Abiola Way.
Also affected are 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.
LASTMA said the listed roads will be cordoned off once when necessary. Obafemi Awolowo Way and portion of Mobolaji Bank-Anthony will be closed to traffic on three (3) occasions within the specified period as they are central to the president’s itinerary.
The listed roads, LASTMA advised, should be avoided while those who find it unavoidable to ply the listed roads were implored to be patient and co-operate with traffic management officers.
LASTMA also appealed to motorists to be patient and cooperate with traffic managers.
It, however, assured Lagosians that traffic managers, enforcement and security personnel will be positioned at all strategic intersections for orderly vehicular movement.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Kolawole Taiwo, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming supplementary election in Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency, Lagos state, had urged supporters of political parties to shun violence before, during and after the polls.
Taiwo, popularly called HKT, told newsmen on Saturday, April 20, in Lagos that no blood should be shed for any position no matter how high in the April 27 poll.
According to him, stakeholders should embrace peace and that security agencies should redouble their strategies in Ajegunle and environs to prevent any breakdown of law and order.
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