Lagos cancels road closure for Buhari’s campaign rally

Lagos cancels road closure for Buhari’s campaign rally

The Lagos state government has reversed the decision to close 18 major roads for the campaign visit of President Muhammadu Buhari who is expected in L

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The Lagos state government has reversed the decision to close 18 major roads for the campaign visit of President Muhammadu Buhari who is expected in Lagos, on Saturday, for the grand finale of his reelection campaign rally across states.

Demola Seriki, a former minister of state for defence and chairman, transport committee of Buhari’s campaign visit to the state, had said access would be restricted on 18 major roads in the state and movement diverted on the roads to prevent motorists and commuters from being stranded.

But Ladi Lawanson, commissioner for information, said there would no longer be road closure. Lawanson asked residents to feel free to go about their businesses.
“Lagosians have been very apprehensive that there will be traffic gridlock and we got a lot of feedback that we intend to grind Lagos to a halt. The purpose of this press conference is to clarify that and to state emphatically that there will be from zero to minimal adverse effect of the President’s visit tomorrow. I repeat, there will be between zero to the barest minimum amount of disruptions to the normal movement that Lagosians undertake on a Saturday like tomorrow. So, there will not be any road closures in Lagos tomorrow and Lagosians are free to go about their normal businesses tomorrow, Saturday.”

He said adequate arrangement had been firmed up to ensure free flow of traffic, but that 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.