Commuters are questioning government’s policy on the state’s infrastructural development.

Negative reaction has been occuring with the latest closure and re-opening of the popular Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. The reaction has got residents asking if the government is sure about what they are doing. Some has also describe the Federal Government’s investigative maintenance test as a denial of reality.

The recent collapse of Italy’s Genoa Bridge and the attendant loss of over 40 lives has made the government to patch up the Third Mainland Bridge. This have also made commuters to be in anguish because of the recurring ritual.

Meanwhile, in 2012 the bridge was close for repair while it has already been fix in 2008. The maintenance test is expecting to be release in three week but resident are unsure of it. They have also start to question government’s policy on the state’s infrastructural development.

Public affairs analyst, Rufai Oseni said ”Any country that is serious about trade would have long found a solution to the mess at Apapa ports. He also said the long closure would be worse than what commuters suffered in 2012 and 2008.”

Another observer, Akeem Gbolahan said  “The politics being played between the Federal Government and Lagos State. He also said condemn the non-allocation of a special status to the country’s economic nerve centre.”

The bridge is the longest of three connecting Lagos Island to the mainland. It was build by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in 1990 and has links with Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and Lagos Ibadan Expressway.


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