Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will be diverting traffic at Marina today, February 4, 2022, due to the funeral of Chief Ernest Shonekan who headed an Interim National Government (ING) for three months in 1993.
Shonekan died on January 11, 2022, aged 85.
A statement from the Commissioner of Transportation in Lagos, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, details that all adjoining and feeder roads leading through Inner Marina to the NITEL building will be cordoned off.
“The Lagos State Government will divert traffic along Inner and Outer Marina, by Oando Filling Station, from 5.00am till 6.00pm on Friday, 4th February 2022, due to the burial service of the late former Head of Interim National Government, Chief (Dr.) Ernest Shonekan,” Oladeinde announces.
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Motorists have been advised to utilise JK Randle Street through Force Road to connect Broad Street and continue their journey, as Inner Marina/Odunlami Street from Outer Marina will be barred from vehicular movement.
In a similar vein, motorists descending CMS Bridge to Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, will be temporarily diverted to UBA Roundabout or Apongbon for onward navigation to other inner parts of Lagos Island to connect their destinations.
While apologising for any inconveniences this temporary traffic diversion may cause, the commissioner assures that security and law enforcement agencies will be deployed to all strategic junctions/intersections and black spots, to reduce delays and ensure the security of lives and property along the routes leading to the venue, and alternative routes highlighted.