Third Mainland Bridge Closure For Maintenance Tests Now Shifted To August 24
* As FG Directs Immediate Deployment Of Trucks To 300-Capacity Trailer Park As Part Of Efforts To Decongest Oshodi-Apapa Expressway
The three day closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for Investigative Maintenance Test earlier slated to begin on July 27, 2018, has been shifted to August 24 the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has announced. The Shutdown, earlier scheduled to last from July 27 to July 30 will now last from August 24 to August 26, 2018.
In a Press Statement, Fashola said the shift in the date was arrived at after due consultations with the Lagos State Government and wide deliberations with other relevant stakeholders adding that the date shift was done “in order to give succour and relief to the people of Lagos State and other inter-state road users and support the efforts of the State Government."
On the efforts to decongest the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Fashola said, in the short term, he has directed the immediate deployment of trucks to the trailer park being constructed by the Ministry with the capacity to accommodate about 300 trucks while construction works for the shoreline protection continues.
Also, the on-going palliative work on the sections of the Apapa-Oshodi Road , the on-going construction of the road leading to the Apapa Port from Ijora will soon be completed while the main exit route through Tincan – Oshodi – Oworonshoki is under procurement for award. When completed, the project will enable free flow of traffic in the axis.
Also following the visit of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to Lagos in connection with the Apapa Port Gridlock, the Federal Government has said, as a short term measure, a call up system in the control of truck movement would be introduced adding that it would be initially manual while the long term digital and ICT based system would be developed and deployed. The Association of Truck Owners has agreed to manage the manual system with their members who are truck operators, government also said.
FASHOLA HASSAN EHANIRE AT THE 2018 NATIONAL BUDGET HEARING OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE JOINT COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS
Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSANmiddle Minister of State Surv Suleiman Zarma Hassanleft and Minister of State for Health Dr Osagie Ehanire right duringthe2018 National Budget Hearing of the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committees on Appropriations at the Conference Room 022 Ground Floor Senate New Building National Assembly Complex on Tuesday 27th March 2018
FASHOLA LALONGYAYALE AHMED AT THE 15TH MONTHLY MEETING OF POWER SECTOR OPERATORS IN PLATEAU STATE
Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SANleft being welcomed by the Chairman Jos Electricity Distribution Plc Alh Yayale Ahmedright during the 15th Monthly Meeting with Sectoral Participants in the Power Sector hosted by Jos Electricity Distribution Plc at the NIPP Injection SubStation Lamingo Jos Plateau State on Monday 8th May 2017