Major Roads Blocked as Buhari Visits Lagos
In preparation for Buhari’s arrival to Lagos today some of the major roads in Lagos have been blocked by security operatives and transport agencies.
Below are some of the pictures taken by one of our correspondents
It was also gathered that Oshodi and some other roads have been blocked. These roads were said to have been blocked as early as 6am this morning.
Commuters were seen trekking to their respective destinations as there was no bus available to convey people due to the blockage of the roads.
Meanwhile, The Lagos State Government on Tuesday declared Thursday as work-free day in the state.
According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan said it will enable Lagosians come out en masse to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a two-day visit.
The statement urged residents to adhere to the security guidance earlier announced to make the visit as peaceful and orderly.
Also the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Imohimi Edgal, at a briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, said adequate preparations have been made to mitigate the impact of the road diversions on residents, while access would be given to any emergency situation.
“To ensure smooth, security-free visit of the President, we would need to do some diversions. Some certain roads will be closed at certain times; some diversions will be made but I want to use this opportunity to appeal for the support and understanding of Lagosians that this temporary road closures and diversions might cause a little inconvenience.” He said.
The Commissioner further listed the areas to be affected as Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way in Ikeja, Agege Motor Road, a section of Eko Hotel Road in Victoria Island and Old Marina in Ikoyi axis.
President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a two days visit to Lagos is expected to inaugurate the world-class Ikeja Bus Terminal built by the Lagos State Government.
The terminal, which is behind the Ikeja rail line and about 1km from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, will connect 22 routes and transport a projected 70,000 commuters daily.
It is one of the thirteen terminals being constructed across the state in the first phase of the project.