Ekocity Magazine with Agency report — The Federal Road Safety Corps has advised motorists who plan using the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway this weekend to seek alternative routes. The FRSC said the warning became important following the holding of major religious activities there this weekend.
According to a statement by Hyginus Omeje, the Lagos State Sector Commander of the FRSC: “The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Sector Command alerts motorists who intend plying the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway between Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July, 2016 to either move early or take alternative route to avoid being trapped in traffic as a result of the various religious activities that will take place along the corridor.
“The Redeemed Christian Church of God (Holy Ghost Service) and NASFAT Annual Ramadan Vigil will hold simultaneously on Friday 1st July, 2016 while Mountain of Fire Ministry will also hold its monthly power must change hands program on Saturday 2nd July, 2016.
This coupled with the on-going rehabilitation work of the road makes it inevitable that there will be heavy volume of traffic considering the number of worshippers that will be participating in these programs.
“The Corps therefore advices motorists who do not wish to attend the program to seek alternate routes In and Out of Lagos. Alternative routes suggested are as follows:
• Lekki – Epe – Ijebu Ode to link Sagamu or Ibadan
• Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway through Sango Otta – Owode – Sagamu Interchange
• Ikorodu – Odogunyan – Sagamu – Ibadan
“Motorists are hereby advised to Corporate with FRSC officials as well as other traffic Management agencies that have been deployed to control traffic during the programmes.
“Already the Corps has deployed 20 patrol vehicles, 5 Ambulances, 2 heavy duty tow truck and 200 Officers and men to control traffic during the three days programme.
“In the case of any emergency, motorists are advised to call FRSC Toll Free line 122.”