By Babajide Okeowo
There is a pending traffic congestion in some parts of Lagos State as President Muhammadu Buhari is in the State on a visit.
Buhari touched down at the Presidential Lounge of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos in the early hours of the day.
The President was received at the airport by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other officials.
During the visit, Buhari is expected to commission naval boats and helicopters and also attend the book launch of a former Chairman of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande.
Prior to Thursday’s visit, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) had issued a traffic advisory to commuters.
In a statement, LASTMA noted that the “Ahmadu Bello Way, from Adeola Odeku Intersection to Adetokunbo Ademola by Eko Hotels Roundabout will be temporarily closed to traffic and traffic diverted to Adeola Odeku, Akin Adesola to connect desired destination.
“Akin Adesola connecting Ahmadu Bello Way by IMB will be temporarily closed to traffic and traffic will be diverted to Oyin Jolayemi, Oko Awo and Sanusi Fafunwa to connect desired destinations.
“From Ozumba Mbadiwe (Civic Centre) to Adetokunbo Ademola to Eko Hotels Roundabout traffic will be temporarily diverted after Eko Hotels Roundabout to
i) Ajose Adeogun,
ii) Sanusi Fafunwa or
iii) back to the Civic Centre to connect their destination.”
It noted that “all adjoining streets/feeder roads leading to Ahmadu Bello Way from Adeola Odeku Intersection, as well as those leading to Eko Hotels, from Adetokunbo Ademola Roundabout (Eko Hotels Roundabout), will be temporarily closed to traffic from early hours of the day on Thursday, 9th December, 2021.”