The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, said this during an inspection of the bridge.
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Fashola said this during the inspection of the work on the bridge, which he said was targeted at ensuring the safety of residents and road users.
The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement that the repair was necessary to complete the rehabilitation works at the opposite side of the bridge earlier embarked upon by the Federal Government, hence the need for a notice of routes diversion
After the Nigerian Civil war ended in 1970, there was the need for major infrastructural development in Lagos because it was both the commercial and administrative capital of Nigeria. The ports were bursting at the seams due to large imports of cement for the numerous construction works going on at the same time.
The development was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency via a statement on Sunday.
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, on Sunday said materials for the repair of Alaka Bridge linking Eko Bridge were being assembled.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday disclosed that parts of Eko Bridge closed in the early hours of the day was for safety of the residents and motorists who use the bridge as well as to pave the way for maintenance works to be done on the failed portions.
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, confirmed this to NAN in a telephone interview late on Tuesday
The State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, asked all the traders under the Bridge, including those not affected by the fire incident of last Sunday, to move from the present location
He said that the repairs of the abutment of the Third Mainland Bridge as well as that of the Marine Beach Bridge, which was also damaged by fire, were ongoing
Hamzat told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday that the repair of the bridges was part of an ongoing maintenance of faulty expansion joints of bridges in the city