Motorists intending to ply the Lagos-Ibadan expressway between Friday (today) and Sunday, 3 July, have been advised by the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to either take to the road early or use alternative routes.
The Lagos State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Hyginus Omeje, who made this known in a statement he personally signed on Thursday night, said the alert was issued to avoid motorists being trapped in traffic as a result of the various religious activities that will take place along the major expressway within these days.
According to Omeje, the Redeemed Christian Church of God and NASFAT will be holding their Holy Ghost Service and Annual Ramadan Vigil respectively, simultaneously on Friday while Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry will also hold its monthly Power Must Change Hands program tomorrow, Saturday.
These religious organizations have their headquarters located along the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
“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”, the sector commander added.
The statement, therefore, urged motorists who do not wish to attend the programs to seek the following alternate routes in and out of Lagos; Lekki – Epe – Ijebu Ode to link Sagamu or Ibadan, Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway through Sango Otta – Owode – Sagamu Interchange
and Ikorodu – Odogunyan – Sagamu – Ibadan.
While calling on motorists to cooperate with FRSC officials as well as other traffic Management agencies that have been deployed to control traffic throughout the duration of these programmes, Mr. Omeje noted that the sector command has deployed 20 patrol vehicles, five Ambulances, two heavy duty tow truck and 200 officers and men to control traffic.