Travel advisory has been announced by the Lagos State Government ahead of the All Progressives Congress mega rally scheduled to hold on Tuesday at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
This development was revealed in a statement on Sunday by the General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Mr Bolaji Oreagba.
He said that there would be a procession of APC presidential candidate, party stalwarts, party faithful and supporters from the local airport to Teslim Balogun Stadium through Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Maryland, Ikorodu Road.
He also stated that the procession would pass through Idi-Iroko, Anthony, Obanikoro, Onipanu, Fadeyi, Jibowu (Empire), Moshalashi, Ojuelegba, Barracks and Stadium.
Oreagba implored motorists on alternative routes to use during the procession.
According to him, the local airport to Maryland, motorists should ply Kodesoh, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Kudirat Abiola Way, Old Oregun Road, Ojota, Maryland and connect destinations.
From local airport to Ketu-Mile 12, he advised the use of Kodesoh ,Obafemi Awolowo, Way Secretariat Road to Mobolaji Johnson Avenue (7-Up), Ojota Interchange (Ketu) and connect to their destinations.
He also disclosed that while the procession is held on the main carriageway on Ikorodu Road, the service lane will be available for use by the motorists without any hassle.
Speaking further, he revealed that, to reduce inconvenience and travel time before and during the procession, motorists could make use of the following:
Ikorodu to Lagos, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to Lagos/Oshodi use: Old Toll Gate, Alapere(Ogudu, Iyana Oworo,Third Mainland Bridge and connect destination.
Oreagba also 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 the words of Oreagba, “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.”