By Aishat Momoh. O.
The Lagos State Government has announced that on Monday, 23rd January, traffic will be restricted with diversion on the Island as President Muhammadu Buhari will be visiting the state on Tuesday, 24th January, 2023 to commission some iconic projects.
This development was made known by Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation on Friday during a press conference at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.
The Commissioner explained that alternative routes have been mapped out as well as the deployment of the some officials from the State Traffic Management authority, LASTMA, to manage the traffic on those days.
He further stated that on the projects to be inspected and commissioned by President Buhari are; Lekki Deep Sea Port, 32-metric tons per hour Lagos Rice Mill, 18.75-kilometre six-lane rigid-pavement Eleko Junction to Epe Expressway, John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, and Phase One of the iconic Lagos Blue Line rail project, as well as turning of the sod for the second phase of the project.
The two-day trip to Lagos will also see Mr President commissioning a private sector project, MRS Lubricant factory, in Apapa.
He pleaded with motorists for their cooperation, while he highlighted the alternative routes available as options for Motorists depending on their desired destinations.
Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said there will be restrictions on some roads including the Ademola Adetokunbo road on Victoria Island from 6am to 3pm on Tuesday, January 24 and therefore urged motorists going to the Island to make use of the Falomo bridge route.
Meanwhile, The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said the security personnel will be at strategic places to prevent unforeseen circumstances. He implored residents not to panic due to the influx of security operatives deployed for the presidential visits to the State as provided in developed countries adding that all hands are on deck by the State Government to ensure a hitch-free event during the two days working visit.