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Gridlock on Victoria Island as Buhari graces Akande’s book launch

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Buhari's convoy in Lagos

President Buhari’s arrival at the Presidential lounge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday, December 9, for the book launch and presentation of the former APC interim chairman, Chief Bisi Akande has triggered gridlock in the Victoria Island area of the state.

According to information gathered by LagosPost, the book is titled: “My Participations.”
The event, scheduled to hold at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, has inevitably led to traffic gridlock within the environs due to the diversion of traffic around certain specified areas in Victoria Island.

According to a statement issued yesterday by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, it stated that the state government would be diverting Traffic on Ahmadu Bello Way from Adeola Odeku Intersection inwards Adetokunbo Ademola Roundabout (Eko Hotel) from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde explained that the route would be temporarily unavailable for motorists to ply, assuring that alternative routes had been mapped out to ease traffic flow within and around the designated route.

He stated further that motorists would be diverted to Adeola Odeku via Akin Adesola, adding that motorists would also be diverted to Oyin Jolayemi, Oko Awo and Sanusi Fafunwa as Akin Adesola connecting Ahmadu Bello Way by IBM would be closed off to vehicular movement.

“Alternately, Ozumba Mbadiwe will be accessible for motorists to link their destinations as traffic from Ozumba Mbadiwe inbound Adetokunbo Ademola will be diverted to Ajose Adeogun, Sanusi Fafunwa or redirected back to Civic Events Centre axis to continue their journey,” he said.

The Commissioner has stated that all feeder roads leading to Ahmadu Bello Way from Adeola Odeku intersection as well as those leading to Eko Hotel from Adetokunbo Ademola Roundabout would be temporarily closed to traffic from early hours of the stated date.

He, however, assured motorists that signages would be mounted along the routes to guide movements.

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