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LASG, FRSC bar trucks from Lagos, restrict movement over Buhari’s visit


Petroleum tankers, trailers and other articulated trucks will be barred from accessing Lagos from other states on Friday and Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari visits Lagos State this weekend.

Buhari and members of his presidential campaign team are billed for Lagos this Saturday to solicit votes from in their bid to secure a second term in office. The presidential election is scheduled for February 16, 2019.

Demola Seriki, chairman, transportation sub committee of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign visit to Lagos, who addressed the press on Wednesday, said roads within and around Surulere, would also be closed to traffic on Saturday, to allow unhindered movement of the president and party members seeking to reach the Teslim Balogun venue of the campaign rally.

According to Seriki, the APC in Lagos is mobilising over 100,000 people to the rally to receive Buhari. He added that about 1,000 buses would be deployed to convey party members to the venue.

Seriki, therefore, appealed to motorists and the general to avoid Surulere, especially around the stadium, and seek alternative routes for the hours the movement restriction will last, while also regretting the temporary inconvenience that the visit might create.

Also speaking, Hygnius Omeje, Lagos sector command of the FRSC, said trucks and trailers would be barred from entering the state for the two days.

Omeje said trucks seeking to enter Lagos on Friday and Saturday should take advantage of available spaces at Ogere, Ogun State, and on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where they can stay for the two days.