- There will be a partial closure of Maryland service lane
- The closure, according to the Lagos government, will be for six weeks
- As a result of this, alternative roads have been designed for users
Commuters and travellers in Lagos may be having a hard time as a result of traffic issue along Maryland and Ojota.
According to the Lagos state government, there will be partial closure of the service lane inbound Maryland from the end of Gani Fawehinmi Park to the end of the 2nd pedestrian bridge, Ojota from Tuesday, November 17.
The closure will be for a six-week period according the state commissioner for transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde.
The government said the partial closure will allow the contractor handling the road to continue with the next phase of the construction.
The government consequently urged motorists coming from Ikeja axis to use 7UP road.
Those coming inward Ojota Bus stop/Maryland from the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway could either proceed to Oworonshoki/Gbagada or descend the loop by Abiola Garden to connect Ikorodu road (inbound Ketu).
Meanwhile, in another development, the Lagos Observers Group (LOG) on Monday, November 16, called on the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to apologise to the Nigerian Army over alleged false claims on the Lekki shooting.
Legit.ng reported that the group said after analysing the army's testimony at the Lagos state judicial panel of inquiry and restitution, it has become necessary to compel the governor to tender an apology.
In a communique signed by Folarin John Odusote and Boboye Olarewaju, its chairman and secretary respectively, LOG said the army's statement is factual to support the position that the #EndSARS campaign was not a reflection of the reality on the ground.
The Nigerian army had given its testimony on the events that occurred at the Lekki toll gate during the #EndSARS protest.
The army at the panel said it only fired blank bullets containing gunpowders at protesters at the arena.
Speaking during the process, commander of the 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Brigadier-General Ahmed Taiwo, said soldiers deployed to the area only fired into the air and not directly at the #EndSARS protesters.
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