In anticipation of the crowd expected at the Presidential Campaign Rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for today in Lagos State, no fewer than 500 officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have been deployed to manage vehicular traffic.
The state Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa, who disclosed this in Lagos.
He said the rally would attract huge human and vehicular traffic around Lagos especially along Funsho Williams, Eko Bridge, Ikorodu Road, Surulere and the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of the rally.
He said, “The Lagos State government will deploy all possible traffic management measures including 500 LASTMA personnel for this particular event to ensure minimum disruption to motorists and party members coming for the rally. The early morning traffic will not be affected likewise the afternoon traffic.
“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. He 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.
Opiefa said, “The state government appeals for caution and cooperation from all road users by obeying all traffic regulations and ensuring traffic flow during the campaign period.”
While regretting any inconveniences, the Lagos State government directed all relevant traffic agencies to ensure free flow of traffic.