The federal government today announced that the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge will begin from Friday midnight July 24, 2020 to January 23, 2021. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, announced this on Tuesday at a press briefing in Abuja.
He 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 said, “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.”
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