2nd September, 2021
The Lagos State Government has announced closure of roads leading to the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, where the Super Eagles of Nigeria will lock horns with Liberia in a World Cup qualifying match.
The match comes up by 5.00pm on Friday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
The government said as from 12.00pm on Friday, it would divert traffic leaving and coming into Surulere at Stadium.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde revealed that vehicles would be barred from accessing Surulere from Teslim axis from 12:00 noon, including the Service lane inbound the National Stadium from Alaka and Teslim Balogun Stadium from Ojuelegba.
“Motorist heading towards Costain, Lagos Island from Masha/kilo and Surulere are advised to use Adeniran Ogunsanya or Bode Thomas to link Iponri or Eric Moore to access their destinations or alternately utilize Adelabu to connect Babs Animashaun/Eric Moore axis to link Brewery and access Costain or Eko Bridge.
”In the same vein motorists can use the aforementioned route to access Surulere from Lagos Island. 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,” he said.
The Commissioner assured that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), alongside Security Agencies would be on ground to ensure traffic flow is seamless.
He stressed that the cooperation of the surulere community and all that plied the affected axis was vital to the ease of the flow of traffic.
Oladeinde reiterated the commitment of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration to ensuring that the past glories associated with the State in the footballing world was re-enacted to make Lagos a home ground of the Super Eagles.