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Several Roads Closed In Lagos For APC National Convention


Traffic gridlock will be imminent in Lagos, Nigeria Wednesday as the All Progressive Congress (APC) holds its National Convention at the Teslim Balogun Stadium to choose a presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections.

A statement by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa said Funsho Williams/Western Avenue Road from Olumegbon to National Stadium; Funsho Williams/Western Avenue Road from Alaka to National Stadium; Alhaji Masha Road from Shitta Roundabout to Alaka and Shitta Flyover will be closed partially or traffic diverted from the roads.

The statement said due to the APC National Convention at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, vehicular movement around the venue will be affected and congestion expected, especially along, Funso Williams /Western Avenue, Surulere, Yaba, Alhaji Masha and Costain areas.

Also, vehicles from Lagos Island to Surulere will be directed to exit at Costain to link Surulere via Eric Moore, while vehicles from Ikorodu Road, Mushin, Yaba and the Mainland to Surulere would be directed at Ojuelegba to link Surulere via Itire-Lawanson Road or at Iponri via Bode Thomas.

Vehicles to Agege Motor Road, Mushin and Ikorodu Road from Surulere will be directed to Bode Thomas, Eric Moore, Akerele Road and Itire Lawanson Road to link Western Avenue and Agege Motor Road at Ojuelegba Round About,” he said.

The statement added that vehicles from Surulere, Alhaji Masha and Shitta area to Lagos Island and Apapa, according to Opeifa would be diverted to Bode Thomas and Eric Moore to link Eko, adding that parking will be available only at the National Stadium as pedestrian access to the convention venue would be restricted to only accredited APC members, observers and media personnel, while bus shuttles and taxis will be available from hotel and airport to the convention venue.


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