Lagos govt shuts roads ahead of World Cup qualifier

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Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Imota Rice Mill Imota Coastal road
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has directed the closure of some roads around the National Stadium in Surulere ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and the Central African Republic, billed to kick off by 5pm on Thursday.

The latest development was disclosed by Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the state’s commissioner for transportation.

Oladeinde stated that vehicles will not be able to access Surulere from the Teslim axis from 12noon.

This includes the service lane inbound the National Stadium from Alaka and Teslim Balogun Stadium from Ojuelegba.

Motorists heading towards Costain, Lagos Island from Masha/kilo and Surulere are advised to use Adeniran Ogunsanya or Bode Thomas to link Iponri or Eric Moore. Alternately, they can use Adelabu to connect Babs Animashaun/Eric Moore axis to link Brewery and access Costain or Eko Bridge.

Those heading towards Ikorodu Road from Surulere have been advised to make use of Akerele to link Ogunlana Drive inwards Itire road and connect Ojuelegba to their destinations.

The commissioner assured Lagosians that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, in collaboration with other security agencies will be available to enforce the latest directive.