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Lagos deploys 500 traffic officials for APC presidential rally

By Wole Oyebade   |   29 January 2015   |   8:17 pm

AS the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) holds in Lagos today, the state government has deployed 500 officials of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) to ensure free-flow of human and vehicular traffic.

   State Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa said the rally was expected to attract huge traffic around Lagos, especially along Funsho Williams, Eko Bridge, Ikorodu Road, entire Surulere and the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of the rally.

  “The early morning traffic will not be affected likewise the afternoon traffic,” he said.

  According to him, “Priority will be given to pedestrians and mass transit vehicles conveying people to the rally.”

   Vehicular traffic (non-rally related) would be diverted from Funsho Williams at Ojuelegba towards Itire to link Ogunlana Drive to connect Eko Bridge via Bode Thomas, Eric Moore and Adelabu as at when necessary.

   While from Eko Bridge, traffic would be diverted to Ojuelegba, Agege Motor Road and Ikorodu Road via Costain, Eric Moore, Bode Thomas, Adelabu and Ogunlana Drive, Itire Road, Mabo, Fashoro and Bishop Street all in Surulere or better still motorists are advised to use the Third Mainland Bridge.

  Opeifa urged commuters to tune in to Lagos Traffic Radio 96.1 FM for traffic information every 15 minutes to get update on the traffic situation.  




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