BY LEVI JOHNSON
The Lagos State Government has beefed up security ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit for the inauguration of the new International Terminal at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
In the same vein, Lagos State traffic management on Monday announced the diversion of traffic with the provision of alternative routes for motorists for President Buhari’s visit.
The event which is scheduled to hold between 8.00 am and 12 noon on Tuesday will make Buhari’s second visit to the state since he assumed power in 2015.
Dr Frederic Oladeinde, the Commissioner for Transportation, announced the diversion in a statement, pointing out that the expected movement of very important personalities and traffic management of the event called for the plan for the alternative routes.
Oladeinde stated that motorists from Apapa/Oshodi would be able to ply Agege Motor Road to link PWD connecting Works Road or General Adeyinka Adebayo Road to access Oba Akinjobi inward Ikeja General Hospital and then connect Local Airport through the underpass.
Motorists on Agege Motor Road were also advised to link Charity by the Armed Resettlement Centre on the service lanes and make a U-turn at Cappa/Bolade axis inwards Shogunle to access PWD to continue their journey.
He stated that Maryland/Mobolaji Bank Anthony would be open to motorists to link the Local Airport and access Muritala Muhammed Airport.
The Commissioner added that motorists can go through the Third Mainland Bridge inwards Gbagada to connect Ikorodu/Maryland to reach the Airports as an alternate route.
Oladeinde assured that officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would be stationed along the alternative routes to help motorists navigate their movement to ensure the free flow of traffic.