Governor Sanwo-Olu Expresses Satisfaction Over Ojota Bridge Project
By Grace Samuel
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has conveyed his satisfaction with the ongoing bridge project connecting Opebi to Mendi in Ojota, Lagos State.
Governor Sanwo-Olu shared his contentment during an inspection at the construction site on Tuesday, December 2023, assuring the people of Lagos State that the bridge will soon be completed and ready for use.
The Governor emphasized that the bridge was conceived to address and alleviate traffic issues. Constructed approximately one year ago, it serves as a solution to major traffic problems, providing alternatives from Toyin-Opebi roads to Ojota and from Maryland to Ikeja.
While acknowledging that the bridge is about 65 per cent complete, Governor Sanwo-Olu mentioned that there is still substantial work to be done. He highlighted the project’s significant contributions to improving traffic management, commuting, and modern infrastructure. The bridge expansion includes sidewalks for cycling lanes, walkways, and designated parking areas for broken-down vehicles.
Accompanying the Governor on the inspection were the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, and some members of the House of Assembly.
Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed satisfaction with the current progress of the project, affirming that it remains on schedule. He projected that by the second quarter of 2024, the bridge would be officially completed and opened for public use.