The State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson disclosed this recently during an inspection tour of the Ministry’s ongoing and completed projects in Badagry.
He said the absence of the bridge, which has been hampering the potential of the resort and the adjoining communities, is due for completion by October/November as promised by the contractor handling the project, Messrs CCECC Nig Ltd.
According to him, “The present culvert boxes on the road which could not meet with the capacity of the vehicles as well as the texture of the land necessitated the need for the 500 metres Bridge which would be completed as scheduled since all the materials needed, such as the 89 required piles, the 32 pile caps, the 168 beams and the 3,350 deck slaps have been precast at the project site.”
The Commissioner also revealed that the first phase of the Ajara – Erekiti, Iragon – Ikoga road and Bridge projects, which is another milestone project in the area has been completed and delivered for public use.
He added that the Age- IlasoPoka/ Erekiti 1,235m Bridge that links Ajara Age – Ilaso with about 20 communities in the Local government will be completed by the end of the year, while the 2.9 km Kesse concrete road had been completed and delivered to serve as the link road to the jetty for transporting farm produce from the riverine area.
Similarly, Engr Johnson has decried the flagrant misuse of road infrastructure, especially pedestrian walkways by some residents in the State, saying that the use of walkways for any form of trading is against the Environmental Law.
The Commissioner, who disclosed this during an inspection tour of the Ministry’s ongoing projects in Kosofe and Shomolu Local Government area of the State, warned traders on Akinrinlo and Adenuga Street in Shomolu not to encroach on walkways with their wares as it is meant for pedestrians and beyond the limit of their allocated shops.