Lagos Announces Traffic Diversion As French President Visits Fela’s Shrine Tuesday

Ahead of the historic visit of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron to Lagos, in which Fela’s the new African Shrine will place host to the French President, the State Government on Sunday announced that there would be traffic diversion and restricted movement from 12 noon to 12 midnight on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 around the Alausa, African Shrine/Agidingbi axis.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Salaam in a statement 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.

The French leader will first visit President Muhammadu Buhari for talks around terrorism and security in the West African sub-region before heading to Lagos.

Macron will be hosted at the Shrine by Trace TV and will get the chance to experience the best of Afrobeat and sounds by popular contemporary Nigerian musicians.


After the visit to the Shrine, Macron is expected to commission the new-look Alliance Francaise facility in the high-brow Ikoyi area of Lagos.

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