Nigeria vs. Liberia: Lagos closes roads near Teslim Balogun Stadium

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On Friday, the Lagos State Government will restrict roads leading to the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere.

This comes as Nigeria prepares to meet Liberia in a World Cup qualifier at the stadium.

In a statement issued today, the Lagos government confirmed the closure.

It was stated that there will be a temporary closure of roads at the Service lane from the barracks at the tip of the stadium bridge, as well as the Alaka service lane connecting the stadium.

The advisory also stated that movement from Kilo, Masha through Shitta bridge to the stadium will also be closed.

Though the match is scheduled to start at 5.00 pm on Friday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, the government said as from 12.00 pm it would divert traffic leaving and coming into Surulere at Stadium.

Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde revealed that vehicles would be barred from accessing Surulere from Teslim axis from 12:00 noon, including the Service lane inbound the National Stadium from Alaka and Teslim Balogun Stadium from Ojuelegba.

“Motorist heading towards Costain, Lagos Island from Masha/kilo and Surulere are advised to use Adeniran Ogunsanya or Bode Thomas to link Iponri or Eric Moore to access their destinations or alternately utilize Adelabu to connect Babs Animashaun/Eric Moore axis to link Brewery and access Costain or Eko Bridge.

“In the same vein motorists can use the aforementioned route to access Surulere from Lagos Island. Traffic heading towards Ikorodu Road from Surulere is also advised to make use of Akerele to link Ogunlana Drive inwards Itire road and connect Ojuelegba to their destination,” he said.


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