The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that the inspiration for the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge could be laid earlier than the top of the yr 2021.
The execution of the bridge is geared in direction of bettering the transport infrastructure and motion throughout the state.
According to a report from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), this disclosure was made by Sanwo-Olu in the course of the sixteenth Executive/Legislative Parley, with the theme: ”A Consensus Agenda for Rebuilding Lagos”, organised by the Office of Civic Engagement.
He identified that the promise to assemble the Fourth Mainland Bridge just isn’t a political one.
What the Lagos State Governor is saying
Sanwo-Olu in the course of the interactive session stated, ”We didn’t politically promise Fourth Mainland Bridge however we’re going to do Fourth Mainland Bridge.
”With your prayers and by the grace of Almighty God, we will flip the sod and lay the inspiration for the constructing and development of that Fourth Mainland Bridge earlier than the top of this yr.
”We are on target and I’m positive that the 37km ring highway is on observe, which is able to change the face of transportation and motion in Lagos,” the governor stated.
The governor additionally disclosed that his administration was on target to finish the Blue Line and Red Line rail tasks which have been began a number of years again, saying the undertaking shall be accomplished and trains will transfer on the 2 rail traces earlier than the top of his administration.
He stated, ”It is a dedication that we’ve got given to Lagosians and it’s a dedication that we are going to see will come to fruition as a result of we’ve got completed the monetary closure and we’re enthusiastic about that undertaking.’’
Speaking on the occasion, the Special Adviser, Office Of Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, stated that the chief and legislature would talk about extensively the theme of the retreat, “A Consensus Agenda for Rebuilding Lagos”.
While saying that the dialogue within the subsequent 48 hours would assist to quick observe the rebuilding of the state, Adebowale stated that they’d delve deeply into points akin to Youth Leadership Role, Grassroots Development: a catalyst for progress, and Role of Social Media in Nation Building, amongst others.
What you must know
- It may be recalled that the Lagos State Government has shortlisted 6 corporations for the design, improvement, development, operation, and upkeep of the Fourth Mainland Bridge.
- This adopted the federal government’s issuance of a Request for Qualification (RFQ) in February this yr. The 6 corporations have been stated to have accomplished the technical and monetary capability necessities.
- Lagos State stated it is going to announce the choice of the subsequent stage sooner or later, even because the RFQ shall be given to the pre-qualified bidders.
- The Fourth Mainland Bridge is a 37.4km freeway subdivided into three sections specifically Island Section, Lagoon Section and Mainland Section. It will begin from Abraham Adesanya Roundabout in Lekki by means of Ajah and Langbasa areas, crossing the Ado Badore Road earlier than arriving on the Lagoon shoreline.