Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, made a disclosure why parts of Eko bridge were on closure. The reason is for safety of the residents and motorists who use the bridge. Maintenance work on the bridge is also one of the reasons.
Governor Sanwo-Olu stated this at the Costain area of Iganmu during an Inspection of the defective portion of the bridge.
According to the governor, it has become necessary for Government to take precautionary measures. He insists the Eko bridge and other ones in the state must undergo repairs.
While lamenting the manner of abuse on Lagos bridges, Governor Sanwo-Olu made an assurance that the State’s Ministry of Transportation will ensure road users follow the traffic rules and principles.
The governor assured Lagosians that both Lagos State Government and the Federal Ministry of works will get to work very quickly and we’ll see how quickly they can remedy the current situation.
He also pointed out that these bridges are not made to have dead weight on them. What does he mean by dead weight? All the heavy trucks and containers that park on them.
He promises to go back with Ministry of Transportation, and do a full traffic impact assessment. And see where they can advise commuters on how to go about their vehicular movement just as they provide adequate alternatives.”
The Governor urges commuters in the state to be patient and obey traffic officers as they direct people on road diversions to alternative routes while maintenance work is being carried out.
The Governor stated that although the bridge is a Federal Government asset, the State Government had a responsibility to maintain them for the use of the residents.
Maintenance of bridges is a continous thing to do. We beckon on our governement to always do the needful for the safety of the masses.