The Lagos State Government has announced the restriction of vehicular movement around Surulere area of the state for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Crocodile of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday (today).
The announcement of the restriction from 10am to 10pm was contained in a Travel Advisory by the Lagos State Government and a statement by its Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, on Monday.
Oladehinde said the closure was necessary to effectively manage traffic better and tighten security at the stadium.
He said: “In line with this development, motorists are advised to avoid moving around the stadium from 10.00 am.
“Traffic approaching Teslim Balogun from Ojuelegba and Alaka/Eric Moore can only pass through the flyover.”
According to the Commissioner, only vehicles with VVIP stickers or tickets would be allowed to approach the stadium and park with vehicles conveying persons with VVIP tickets permitted to drive into the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Oladeinde appealed to motorists who use the corridor frequently to cooperate with officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency who will be deployed to manage traffic flow as it will ease movement and minimise expected inconveniences.