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1.2m Euros worth of equipment needed to maintain Eko Bridge – FG

 

Equipment worth 1.2 million Euros will be imported to effect
maintenance on the Eko Bridge in Lagos, Minister of Works, Senator David Umahi
has said.

 

Mr Clement Ezeorah, Assistant Director of Information at the
Federal Ministry of Works made this known in a statement he issued on Sunday in
Abuja.

 

He stated that the minister made the declaration when he
paid a working visit to the Third Mainland Bridge, Carter, Falomo, Iddo, Eko,
Marina and Iganmu bridges in Lagos State.

 

He added that the minister inspected the bridges on Saturday
alongside some directors in the ministry and contractors.

 

Ezeorah quoted the minister as saying that the deck on Eko
Bridge would be opened to effect the maintenance.

 

Umahi commended President Buhari”s administration’s work on
bridges, noting that the Second Mainland Bridge, also known as Eko Bridge
suffers two problems.

 

“Eko Bridge suffers two problems – the lack of maintenance,
and the eating up of the bearings. There are lots of air gaps but the last
administration did very good and wonderful work.

 

“Work is ongoing; it will be completed in 2024 because we
are pushing for an increase in the number of workers and equipment to site.

 

“Without Eko Bridge, we will not have any truck coming into
Lagos Island,’’ the minister said.

 

Ezeorah stated also that Umahi said the Third Mainland
Bridge, built in two sections, required comprehensive maintenance, particularly
by the Federal Government.

 

The minister noted that the deflection on the bridge was
caused by the lack of maintenance by successive Federal Government
administrations preceding that of President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

He noted also that the facility, however, received attention
from the state government since President Bola Tinubu became governor of Lagos
State.

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