As Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state rounds up his tenure of office in about a month, he has decided to bid Lagosians farewell in a very unusual way.
The Lagos State Government has began preparation to host President Muhammadu Buhari on an official visit to the state tomorrow, Wednesday, 24th April 2019, for the commissioning of several projects.
These projects which were completed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration will be officially commissioned tomorrow.
According to the statement released today by the state government, Buhari will be commissioning such as the rehabilitated 10-lane Oshodi – Muritala Muhammed International Airport Road; the 170-Bed ‘Ayinke House’ (Maternity Hospital)) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja; the Lagos State Theatre at Oregun, Ikeja; new 820 Mass Transit Buses and the multi-level Oshodi Transport Interchange along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.
Also, in another statement released today by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), the public were notified of roads where traffic diversions are going to be observed.
It reads: “The presidential visit shall be between the hours of 9.00 am and 3.00 pm during which traffic shall be diverted from the following roads:
“Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way (coming from the Presidential Wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport to LASUTH Under Bridge), Kodesoh Road, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Kudirat Abiola Way, Ikorodu Road (between Ojota Intersection and Anthony Interchange), Oworonshoki – Apapa Expressway (between Anthony and Oshodi Transport Interchange), International Airport Road to the Local Wing of the airport to Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way back to Obafemi Awolowo Way.
“While other roads highlighted above shall only be cordoned off once when necessary, Obafemi Awolowo Way and portion of Mobolaji Bank-Anthony shall be closed to traffic on three (3) occasions within the specified period as they are central to the President’s itinerary.
“In view of this, motorists are advised to avoid these roads where necessary and make use of alternative routes of their choice. But where it becomes inevitable for the highlighted roads to be made use of, patience and cooperation with traffic managers should be the watchword.
“While all inconveniences as a result of these diversions are highly regretted, traffic managers (or enforcement & security agents) shall be positioned at all strategic intersections to allow for orderly vehicular movements.”
Remember that the last time President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state was during the 2019 Presidential campaign.
Meanwhile, Governor Ambode will be handing over the mantle of leadership to Babajide Sanwo-Olu on May 29 to continue the mandate of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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