12th January, 2022
Ogun State government has announced closure of some roads in preparation for visit of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The president will visit the state on Thursday to commission some projects of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
The projects are the 42km Sagamu Interchange – Abeokuta dual carriageway, the new Kobape Housing Estate, located on the Sagamu Abeokuta Interchange, and the first phase of Kings Court Estate, Abeokuta, developed by the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC).
The president during his visit would also have a meeting with some stakeholders in the state.
Buhari was previously scheduled to visit the state and commission the projects 21st December 2021.
However, his visit was postponed for unknown reasons.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, said, “the newly reconstructed Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Sagamu Interchange will be closed to traffic from 0600hrs (6 am) – 1600hrs (4 pm), while the Ijebu/Ode-Mojoda-Epe Expressway, will be closed to traffic from 0600hrs (6 am) – 1300hrs (1 pm).”
TRACE Corps spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, also added that “adjoining/feeder highways from Siun-Iperu Remo and vice versa, as well as, Siun-Owode Egba-Ofada-Mowe Ibafo and vice versa along the Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Sagamu Interchange will also be closed to traffic.”
Akinbiyi listed the alternative routes that could be considered to and from Abeokuta and Ijebu-Ode, depending on motorists’ entry point and destination
They are: Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango-Iyana/Ipaja-Ikeja and vice versa.
Abeokuta-Ajebo Rd-Saapade-Sagamu and vice versa.
Abeokuta-Osiele-Odeda-Ibadan and vice versa.
Ijebu/Ode-Itoikin-Sagamu and vice versa
Sagamu-Ogijo-Ikorodu and vice versa.
Police officers, TRACE, FRSC, VIO, NSCDC and other armed security agencies would be strategically positioned along the alternative routes to deter traffic infractions and ensure seamless traffic flow he noted.