Nigeria vs Liberia: Lagos govt shuts down roads around stadium


The Lagos State Government has said roads leading to the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, will be closed from noon on Friday.

Later in the day, Nigeria take on Liberia in a World Cup qualifying match at the stadium.

In a statement on Thursday, Lagos government said there would be a temporary closure of roads at Service lane from Barracks by the tip of Stadium Bridge, Alaka service lane to connect the stadium.

Movement from Kilo, Masha through Shitta bridge to the stadium will also be closed.

Although the match starts 5pm, traffic leaving and coming into Surulere will be diverted at the Stadium from 12pm.

Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, confirmed that vehicles would be barred from accessing Surulere from Teslim axis as from 12pm, including the Service lane inbound the National Stadium from Alaka and Teslim Balogun Stadium from Ojuelegba.

“Traffic heading towards Ikorodu Road from Surulere is also advised to make use of Akerele to link Ogunlana Drive inwards Itire road and connect Ojuelegba to their destination,” Oladeinde said.





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