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Lagos State Government says it is diverting traffic leaving and coming into the Surulere Stadium from 12 noon on Thursday. This is ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifying match between Nigeria and the Central African Republic billed for 5:00 pm.
In a statement, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde revealed that vehicles will be barred from accessing Surulere from Teslim axis from 12:00 noon, including the service lane inbound the National Stadium from Alaka and Teslim Balogun Stadium from Ojuelegba. Motorists heading towards Costain, Lagos Island from Masha/kilo, and Surulere are advised to use Adeniran Ogunsanya or Bode Thomas to link Iponri or Eric Moore to access their destinations or alternately utilize Adelabu to connect Babs Animashaun/Eric Moore axis to link Brewery and access Costain or Eko Bridge.
In the same vein, motorists can use the aforementioned route to access Surulere from Lagos Island. Motorists heading towards Ikorodu Road from Surulere are also advised to make use of Akerele to link Ogunlana Drive inwards Itire road and connect Ojuelegba to their destinations.
The commissioner assured that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) alongside security agencies will be on the ground to ensure seamless traffic flow. He stressed that the cooperation of the Surulere community and all other motorists that ply the affected axis is vital to ease the flow of traffic.
It would be recalled that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had proposed to stage three Super Eagles World Cup home qualifying matches in Lagos State. The first of the series took place on Friday 3rd September, 2021 between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Lone Stars of Liberia.
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