Ahead of this month’s FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifying Match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Cape Verde, the Lagos State Government will divert Traffic around the Stadium axis of Surulere.
In a statement released by the Ministry of Transportation, the Commissioner, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that vehicles will be barred from accessing Surulere from the Teslim Balogun axis from 12:00 noon till 5.00 pm when the match will commence.
The diversion plan according to the Transport Commissioner will have Motorists heading towards Costain, Lagos Island from Masha/kilo and Surulere diverted to Adeniran Ogunsanya or Bode Thomas to link Iponri or Eric Moore to access their destinations. Alternately, he advised Motorists to utilize Adelabu to connect Babs Animashaun/Eric Moore axis to link Brewery and access Costain or Eko Bridge.
For further traffic management of the match, Oladeinde also encourage Motorists to use the aforementioned routes to access Surulere from Lagos Island, as well as Ikorodu Road bound motorists from Surulere to make use of Akerele to link Ogunlana Drive inwards Itire road and connect Ojuelegba to their destinations.
The Commissioner assured that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) alongside other security agencies will be on ground to ensure seamless traffic flow. He stressed that the cooperation of the Surulere community and other road users of the affected axis is vital to ease traffic flow.
It would be recalled that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had proposed to stage Three Super Eagles World Cup Home Qualifying Matches in Lagos State, the First of the series took place on Friday 3rd September, 2021 between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Lone Stars of Liberia and the Second on Thursday 7th October, 2021 between Nigeria and the Central African Republic.