The Lagos Sate government on Sunday announced that there will be a traffic diversion on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 around the Afrika Shrine ahead of the visit of President of France, Emmanuel Macron.
The Afrika Shrine is located in Alausa, the Lagos Central Business District of Ikeja.
Dr. Taiwo Salaam, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, said in a statement that the traffic diversion will be followed by restricted movement from 12 noon to 12 midnight on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, around the Alausa, Afrika Shrine/Agidingbi axis.
The government appealed for the understanding of residents, urging motorists to make use of alternative routes provided.
“While we regret the inconvenience that this might cause the public, especially those who live and work in the area, we appeal that you kindly bear with us during this period and make use of the alternative routes provided,” Salaam said.
Macron will also pay a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He’s also expected to be at the official opening of the Alliance Francais building, Ikoyi, while in Lagos state.