Metro FG Issues Statement on Closure of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway



The Federal Road Safety Commission has quashed viral reports that the Lagos-Ibadan expressway has been totally closed by authorities.

This is according to a statement released by Mr Bisi Kazeem, FRSC Head Media and Strategy on Saturday.

“Contrary to the wide held belief among the public that the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway has been totally closed, I want to clarify that it was only a section of the road that traffic is being diverted to the opposite side to enable the ongoing construction work along the road progress without hindrances," it quoted FRSC Cops Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi as saying.

“We are not happy with the hardships being experienced by the commuters, but we know that it is only a temporal sacrifice that has to be borne by people to allow for unhindered work on the road.”

He then appealed for patience. "When fully completed, the road users would heave a sigh of relief," he said.

It was with an uneasiness that the approval for the temporal closure of the section of the road was given to the construction company, he added.

He said the heightened gridlock witnessed on Friday was due to some religious programmes taking place along the route which contributed to the unusual traffic build up.



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