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Buhari's visit to Ogun, cripples Lagos - ITREALMS

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The official one-day visit by the Nigerian president, General Mohammadu Buhari, retired, to Ogun State has crippled Lagos, the commercial nerve centre, reports ITREALMS.

Buhari, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, ITREALMS reports embarked on a one-day State Visit to Ogun State to inaugurate multiple landmark projects, executed by Governor Dapo Abiodun.

Against this backdrop, the major route into Lagos by land has been crippled necessitating issuance of traffic advisory by the Ogun State Traffic Management agency (TRACE) and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

According to TRACE Corps Public Relations Officer, Cdr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the newly reconstructed Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Sagamu Interchange has be closed to traffic from 0600hrs (6am) - 1600hrs (4pm), while the Ijebu/Ode-Mojoda-Epe Expressway, would be closed to traffic from 0600hrs (6am) - 1300hrs (1pm).

He also said that the adjoining/feeder highways from Siun-Iperu Remo and vice versa, as well as, Siun-Owode Egba-Ofada-Mowe Ibafo and vice versa along the Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Sagamu Interchange will also be closed to traffic.

While the closure last, he advised the usage of the following alternative routes, especially to and from Abeokuta and Ijebu-Ode depending on the entry point and destination anticipated.

*Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango-Iyana/Ipaja-Ikeja and vice versa
* Abeokuta-Ajebo Rd-Saapade-Sagamu and vice versa.
*Abeokuta-Osiele-Odeda-Ibadan and vice versa.
* Ijebu/Ode-Itoikin-Sagamu and vice versa.
* Sagamu-Ogijo-Ikorodu and vice versa.

He assured that nevertheless, TRACE, FRSC, POLICE, VIO, NSCDC and other armed security agencies will be strategically positioned along the alternative routes to deter traffic infractions and ensure seamless traffic flow.

They also regretted any inconveniences this closure may cause the general public, particularly the motoring public.

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