Lagos diverts traffic as Y2022 World Cup qualifying match holds at Teslim Balogun Stadium

In preparation for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) third stage Super Eagles World Cup Home Qualifying Match with Cape Verde, the Lagos State Government will divert traffic to and from the Stadium in Surulere on Monday, 15th November, 2021.

In a statement signed by the Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said that vehicles will be barred from accessing Teslim Balogun Stadium axis from 12:00 noon till 5.00 pm, when the match will commence on Monday, 15th November.

The diversion plan, according to him, 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 utilise Adelabu to connect Babs Animashaun/Eric Moore axis to link Brewery and access Costain or Eko Bridge.

Oladeinde also encouraged car owners to use the aforementioned routes to access Surulere from Lagos Island, while imploring 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 personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), in conjunction with other security agencies, will be on ground to ensure seamless traffic flow, stressing that the cooperation of the Surulere community and other road users of the affected axis is vital to ease traffic flow.

Recall that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had proposed to stage Three Super Eagles World Cup Home Qualifying Matches in Lagos State, the first in 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.

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