The Lagos State government has allayed fears about road closure during President Buhari’s campaign rally scheduled for Lagos on Saturday.
According to the state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawson “Lagosians have been very apprehensive that there would be traffic gridlock and we got a lot of feedback that we intend to grind Lagos to a halt. People are apprehensive; they think we are going to shut down Lagos…the purpose of this press conference is to clarify that and to state emphatically that there will be from zero to minima adverse effect of the president’s visit tomorrow. I repeat, there will be between zero and the barest minimum amount of disruptions to the normal movement that Lagosians undertake on a Saturday like tomorrow”.
Mr Lawson who briefed journalists at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Lagos, said adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure free flow of traffic “but residents should expect tight security around the routes which the President is expected to pass through in the course of his visit and the venue of the rally”
He said traffic management officers comprising the Police, LASTMA and FRSC staff would control traffic in and around venue of the rally, especially Taslim Balogun Stadiun in Surelere, Lagos.