Lagos Govt extends diversion period on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

Lagos Govt extends diversion period on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

The Lagos State Government has extended the period of the diversion of traffic on the Apapa/Oshodi Expressway till October 30.

Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the Lagos Commissioner for Transportation, announced this; via a statement issued on Thursday, October 14.

According to the Commissioner, the repair works on the Lagos Airport Flyover Bridge were still ongoing; by the Federal Ministry of Works, despite its initial October 3 completion date.

According to him, the extension of the repair works on the bridge was to allow the concrete jacketing of the damaged bridge achieve maximum strength before opening.

He assured that the “main carriageway will be open; as soon as the aforementioned process is completed; as any form of haste will be detrimental to the progress made in restoring the structure back to the optimum standard.”

He advised motorists to continue with the current traffic diversion plan; involving the use of the alternate lanes freed up by the contractors; during the course of the rehabilitation.

While lauding the citizenry for their perseverance in the face of simultaneous construction works within the state; Oladeinde appealed for more cooperation with the state government and its agencies on the field as it will speed up the projects and provide seamless movement in the nearest future.

The structure of the bridge was affected by the inferno that occurred in January 2021 as a result of a loaded PMS tanker that exploded in a fireball.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has stated that nation-building and national transformation will continue to be a mirage without carrying along all segments of the society.

The minister stated this on Thursday, October 14, in Abuja at the 2021 Annual Lecture of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), with the topic “The Imperative of Disability Inclusion in National Transformation”.

The National Dialogue on Disability Inclusion was organised by the FRCN; in conjunction with the Albino Foundation and the European Union.

Lai Mohammed said in line with the position and belief; the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had implemented deliberate policies and programmes to ensure inclusiveness.

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He said the policies were initiated with a view to taking Nigeria into an era; in which every citizen would not just feel a sense of belonging; but pride that they have a country that truly belongs to them and cares for them.

 

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