Group Urges Cooperation With FG Over 3rd Mainland Bridge Repairs

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…Says, Fashola’ll do a good job

…Trusts Sanwo-Olu for logistics





A Non-Governmental Organization, Nigeria Peace Advocacy Group (NPAG), has urged Nigerians generally to cooperate with the Federal Government over its plan to repair the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, saying it is for the good of the generality of the people.


The group, in a statement from its leader, Omolola Olukayode, described the impending repairs as an exhibition of responsiveness and sensitiveness of Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to ensure the safety of the citizenry.


According to the statement, the call for understanding and cooperation with the government over the project was borne out of the fact that the bridge would be closed for a period of six months, admitting that, it would call for a bit of sacrifice from the good people of the country.


While appreciating the fact that some hardship would have to be endured, Olukayode said the consolation, however, lies in the assurance that the Minister in charge, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), would do a good job to the admiration of the people.


While reminding that, the planned repair would serve as a stitch in time that saves nine, Olukayode stressed that it would amount to lack of foresightedness on the part of the government to allow an accident to happen on the bridge before running from pillar to pole for a belated rescue operation.


The group leader further urged the people to continue to encourage President Muhammadu Buhari more to continue doing right things like the planned repairs of the second-longest bridge in Africa built in 1990 by the administration of former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (retd), admitting that his administration means well for the citizenry.


The statement, in addition, expressed excitement that the project falls under the Ministry of Works and Housing being supervised by a competent, workaholic and man with a Midas touch, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), asserting that, Nigerians can go to sleep with the assurance that the super Minister would do a good job that would last very long.


Olukayode called the peoples’ attention to the achievements of the Minister from when he was the governor of Lagos state for eight years before becoming a super Minister, saying, the project is surely in safe and competent hands.


In addition, NPAG reminded that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, another super performer, has assured Nigerians that smooth motoring would be guaranteed throughout the period of the closure, saying alternative routes with clear traffic signs would be spelt out for convenience in movement.


Although there is no ruling out of traffic hiccups, the group is of the conviction that, patience, obeying traffic signs and officials controlling the movement of the motorists would go a long way to minimise the road headaches.

Omolola Olukayode


The group, therefore, admonished motorists, commuters and generality of the people to exhibit the highest degree of patience, optimum caution and cooperation with traffic officials, warning that, safety should be the watchword of all road users.
Concluding, NPAG boss, Olukayode was excited that the three personalities who would be involved directly, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Works Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), and Lagos Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (BOS), are competent administrators and effective leaders with the love of Nigerians at heart, believing that, “they would not disappoint.”

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