Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has raised the alarm that the Apapa/Ijora bridge is in grave danger and needed urgent repairs.
The governor spoke on Thursday while hosting the Presidential Committee for Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) led by its Chairman, General Martin Luther Agwai (rtd) at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos.
While noting that it was good that some of the SURE-P funds went into the repair of the Third Mainland Bridge, the governor stated that “there are not less than 28 bridges in Lagos that belong to the Federal Government that have not been maintained in the last 40 years.”
He listed one of such bridges as the Apapa/Ijora bridge which, he noted, has become a nightmare to drive on.
“The expansion joints of the Apapa/Ijora Bridge have widened so dangerously that it is a nightmare to drive on it. Some of the studies that we did I have sent the report to the Federal Ministry of Works showing what needs to be done and how much it will cost to do them,” he said.