We are currently installing CCTV, solar lights on Third Mainland Bridge — Minister of Works

Says Bridge to be ready in matter of days

by John Ojewale
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The Federal Government said that closed-circuit television, CCTV, and solar lights are now being installed as part of security measures on Lagos’ Third Mainland Bridge.

DavidUmahi, Minister of Works, said this during an interview with Channels TV’s Sunday Politics.

Recall that the bridge has been under repair for weeks, causing bottlenecks for motorists and other road users.

However, the minister expects the Third Mainland Bridge to reopen in the coming days.

He stated that the bridge repairs and CCTV installation were intended to prevent criminality and illegal mining near the bridge.

Umahi said:

“When you talk about the total rehabilitation of the bridge, you talk about the deck.

“Mr President has released the money and I can say that 99 per cent of the project is done. But what is to be done is additional work: we are putting up solar lights; we are replacing the generator lights with solar lights.

“We are putting up CCTV both on top of the bridge and under the bridge because the President told me that part of the problem we are having is people who are doing illegal mining of the sand.

“And I agree with him. I have seen it. They even go as far as even destroying the concrete to anchor their small boats.”






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