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FG shuts Ijora bridge; accuses miscreants of causing damage

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The Federal Government on Wednesday announced the immediate closure of the Ijora-Olopa Bridge, after a portion of the facility caved in earlier in the day.

In a tweet published in the official handle of the government, @NigeriaGov, the authorities blame miscreants around the bridge for tampering with the major reinforcement elements of the deck from underneath, which it claims led to the failure of a section of the Bridge.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in a Press Statement signed by his Special Adviser on Communications, Mr. Hakeem Bello, identified the failed section as the Ijora-Olopa inward Ijora-Oloye–Apapa.

According to the Statement, “Roads leading directly to the Bridge such as Costain inward Eko Bridge and Carter Bridge descent inward Ijora Oloye have, as a result, been closed to traffic from last night [Wednesday].


The statement continues, “Working with the Lagos State government and other traffic management authorities, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos has also issued the following Traffic Advisory to ensure that motorists and other members of the commuting public are able to use alternative routes.

“—From Eko Bridge motorists should take IGANMU/ SIFAX to Ijora-Oloye or Apapa

“—From Iddo to Ijora-Oloye/Apapa; traffic will be diverted at the intersection underpass at Ijora Olopa on contraflow, and reconnected at the U-Turn to Ijora-Oloye or Apapa.”

Fashola’s Special Adviser on communications, Hakeem Bello who signed the statement said the Minister of Works and Housing has on several occasions asked illegal squatters occupying Lagos under-bridges to quit as fire incidents and other illegal activities underneath such bridges often result in extensive damage of the vital infrastructure constructed with the nation’s scarce resources.

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