Lagos to shut Ahmadu Bello Way for mega street party
Lagos State Government will on 3 and 4 December, 2016 shutdown Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island as it unveils plan to host the first ever The Lagos Street Party, TLSP, in the state.
According to the organiser, the mega street party which would hold on Ahmadu Bello Way is expected to attract one million participants, with N500,000 fun lovers expected to attend each day.
The street party meant to flag-off the Yuletide period is being hosted by White Star in conjunction with the Lagos State Government.
At a news conference on Thursday in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria to unveil The Lagos Street Party, State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde said 500,000 fun lovers were expected to attend the street party on each day.
He said the party was meant to kick-start series of festivities lined up for the yuletide season.
According to him, “not less than 500,000 people are expected at the event daily which will be holding from 12 mid-day to 12 midnight between December 3 and 4, 2016. Adequate security will be provided during the party.
“The street party will witness local and foreign visitors. It is not to kill other carnivals like One Lagos Fiesta but to complement them. The street party is in line with the initiative of Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration to use entertainment in driving the state economy.
The Commissioner explained that the TLSP would lead to the shutting down of the Ahmadu Bello Way which would play host to the mega party, adding that alternative routes would be created for motorists affected by the closure.