Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing has announced that the Federal Government will effect the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos from Friday midnight July 24, 2020.
At a news briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, Fashola stated that between 2015 and 2019, the government undertook a survey of all the bridges in Nigeria to determine their conditions and the urgency of repairs that should be done on them.
Fashola revealed that “Some were critical, others were less critical and the Third Mainland Bridge is one of those bridges. At the time we estimated that we will need about N277bn to do all of that work over a period of four years.
“We didn’t get the budget that we expected, but we got something and we have started some work over the last few years. Currently, we have intervened on 37 bridges across the country, doing maintenance work and all of that.”