In anticipation of the upcoming All Progressives Congress(APC) mega rally at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday, the Lagos State Government has issued a travel advisory.
The advisory was announced in a statement by Mr Bolaji Oreagba, the General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, on Sunday.
According to Mr Bolaji Oreagba, the APC presidential candidate, party stalwarts, party faithful, and supporters will be in a procession from the local airport to Teslim Balogun Stadium via Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Maryland, and Ikorodu Road.
He stated that the procession will pass through Idi-Iroko, Anthony, Obanikoro, Onipanu, Fadeyi, Jibowu (Empire), Moshalashi, Ojuelegba, Barracks, and the Teslim Balogun Stadium, where the mega rally will be held.
In light of this information, Oreagba has urged motorists to take note of the planned procession and to make use of alternative routes to avoid delays and traffic congestion.
He said that for those traveling from the local airport to Maryland, Oreagba suggests using Kodesoh, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Kudirat Abiola Way, Old Oregun Road, Ojota, Maryland, and connecting to their destinations.
For those traveling from the local airport to Ketu-Mile 12, Oreagba recommends using Kodesoh, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Secretariat Road, Mobolaji Johnson Avenue (7-Up), Ojota Interchange (Ketu), and connecting to their destinations.
However, he assures road users that the service lane will be available for use by motorists without any hassle.
To minimize inconvenience and travel time for road users before and during the procession, Oreagba recommends that motorists make use of the following:
Lagos/Oshodi use: Old Toll Gate, Alapere(Ogudu, Iyana Oworo,Third Mainland Bridge and connect destination.
Oreagba said that from Apapa -Oshodi Expressway to Lagos, they should use Oshodi Bridge, Anthony Bridge, Gbagada, Iyana Oworo Third Mainland bridge to connect destinations.
He said that from Ojuelegba- Surulere, they can make use Lawanson -Itire Road, Ogunlana Drive, Akerele, Shitta Roundabout; Adeniran Ogunsaya, Bode Thomas; Masha, Adelabu, Census, Babs Animashaun, Bode Thomas or Doyin, Eric Moore, Abebe Village, Nigerian Breweries, Costain and connect destination.
The LASTMA boss said that they could also go from Masha to Kilo.
From Costain to Surulere, he urged motorists to use Costain, Iponri Estate, Bode Thomas and connect destination or from Costain to Abebe Village, Eric Moore, Doyin, Bode Thomas or Babs Animashaun Babs Animashaun, Census around Adelabu in Masha and connect destination.
“In order to reduce inconvenience, travel time, and ensure safety and security of all road users, adequate security and law enforcement personnel will be deployed along the entire dedicated routes to the stadium and alternative roads.
“So, we humbly seek the support and cooperation of all road users, and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause,” Oreagba said.