WORKS and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola has said the current repairs on the Third Mainland Bridge and other Federal Government projects in Lagos State are the result of long neglect by successive Federal governments.
The minister spoke on Tuesday in Lagos during an inspection of the bridge to see the level of work on it and to assess traffic movement.
He was accompanied by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde; the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye; the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr. Toyin Fayinka; Southwest Federal Controller of Works, Adedamola Kuti, and other top government officials.
Fashola said engineers from the ministry had concluded scientific works in Abuja before coming to Lagos for practical fieldwork to fix the worn out expansion joints and do other maintenance works to keep the 11.8-kilometre bridge in good shape.
“As you would have noticed, Eko Bridge is also undergoing repairs; likewise, Apapa, Oworonshoki, Apongbon. We just completed Liverpool Bridge, Gbagada/Oworonshoki is on-going and many other bridges,” he said.