The campaign train of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate is expected to hit Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital on Saturday, February 9th.

To this end, the Lagos State government has restricted movement on 18 major roads across the state in preparations for the presidential rally.

The campaign will hold at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

Speaking at a press conference in Ikeja, Demola Seriki, a former Minister of state for Defence, and Chairman, Transport committee on Buhari’s campaign visit to the state, said over 100,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were expected at the rally

He said movement would be diverted on the roads to prevent motorists and commuters from being stranded.

Seriki, who advised motorists to stay away from the venue of the rally, said the traffic advisory was issued to ease movement.

“For instance, Alaka (by Lanre Shittu Motors) on the service lane, inwards stadium will be closed to traffic, while vehicles will be diverted to the stadium bridge on the main carriage way,” he said.

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“Shitta, inwards stadium, will be closed to traffic and vehicles diverted to Adeniran Ogunsanya street or Akerele extension. Traffic from barracks to stadium on Funsho Williams Avenue will be diverted to stadium bridge on the main carriage way to Alaka.”

He listed the affected roads as:

Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere

Lawanson/Itire /Tejuosho road
Apapa/Costain road
Abebe village
Eric Moore road
Eko Bridge/Apongbon
Marina road
Ikorodu road
Mobolaji Bank Anthony way
Old Toll Gate/Third Mainland Bridge/Obalende
Airport road
Oshodi-Oworonshoki expressway
Agege Motor road
Jibowu area
Yaba/Muritala Mohammed way Iddo/Otto
Herbert Macaulay way
Ijora Olopa

Hyginus Omeje, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) sector commander for the state, said truck drivers would be restricted from entering the metropolis from Friday.