The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Sector Command has alerted motorists who intend plying the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway between Friday, July 1 and Sunday, July 3 to either move early or take alternative routes to avoid being trapped in traffic as a result of the various religious activities that will take place along the corridor.
A statement signed by the FRSC Lagos Sector Commander, Hyginus Omeje, made available to Qed.ng on Thursday night, indicated that the Redeemed Christian Church of God Holy Ghost Service and NASFAT Annual Ramadan Vigil will hold simultaneously on Friday while Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry will also hold its monthly Power Must Change Hands programme on Saturday.
“This coupled with the on-going rehabilitation work of the road makes it inevitable that there will be heavy volume of traffic considering the number of worshippers that will be participating in these programs,” Omeje said.
The statement therefore advised motorists who do not wish to attend the programmes to seek alternate routes in and out of Lagos.
Alternative routes suggested are as follows:
Lekki – Epe – Ijebu Ode to link Sagamu or Ibadan
Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway through Sango Otta – Owode – Sagamu Interchange
Ikorodu – Odogunyan – Sagamu – Ibadan
“Motorists are hereby advised to corporate with FRSC officials as well as other traffic management agencies that have been deployed to control traffic during the programs,” the statement continued.
“Already the Corps has deployed 20 patrol vehicles, 5 ambulances, 2 heavy duty tow truck and 200 Officers and men to control traffic during the three days programme.
“In the case of any emergency, motorists are advised to call FRSC Toll Free line 122.”