Ahead of the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos on Saturday, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that trucks would be restricted from entering the metropolis from today (Friday).
FRSC Sector Commander for Lagos state; Mr Hyginus Omeje said that the ban is to further complement the vehicular restriction that has been placed on certain parts of Lagos for the rally which would be attended by President Muhammadu Buhari
He stressed that, “truck drivers are advised to plan their movements and cooperate with officers to ensure that trucks do not jeopardise the travel advisory issued for the safety and comfort of all while the event lasted”.
Already, the Lagos State Government has restricted movement on 18 major roads across the state for President Buhari’s campaign at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere.
A former Minister of State for Defence and Chairman, Transport Committee on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Campaign visit to Lagos State, Demola Seriki, told journalists at a press conference in Ikeja on Wednesday that the restriction was necessary as Buhari would lead other All Progressives Congress members to seek Lagosians’ votes in the general elections.
He said movement would be diverted on the roads so that motorists and commuters would not be left stranded.
He listed the affected areas as the Stadia (TeslimBalogun and National stadia) in and out; Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lawanson/Itire /Tejuosho Road, Apapa/ Costain Road, Abebe village, Eric Moore Road, Eko Bridge/Apongbon, Marina Road, Ikorodu Road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Old Toll Gate/Third Mainland Bridge/Obalende, Airport Road, Oshodi-Oworonshoki Expressway, Agege Motor Road, Jibowu area, Yaba/Muritala Mohammed Way Iddo/Otto, Herbert Macaulay Way and Adekunle and IjoraOlopa.
He said the committee issued the traffic advisory to ease movement, but advised motorists to stay away from Surulere, venue of the rally, insisting that many routes would be closed.