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Lagos Lawmakers Task Ambode on Okun Ajah Collapsed Link Bridge, Channelisation of Waterways in Eti-Osa 


By Okunade Adekunle

Lagos State Lawmakers have called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, as a matter of urgency to direct Commissioners for Works and Infrastructure, the Environment, Physical Planning and Urban Development and all relevant agencies to commence on the spot
assessment of the collapsed Okun Ajah and Okun Mope link bridge at Eti-Osa Local Government of the State with a view of remediating the situation and consequently re-construct the link bridge.

The resolution was made sequel to a motion moved by Hon. Noheem Adams under Matter of Urgent Public Importance.

Adams, who in his submission called the attention of the Assembly to the deteriorating state of the bridge, said that the collapse is impeding free flow of vehicular and human
traffic in the area and thereby affecting socio and economic transaction in the area.

He noted that the bridge in its present state remains a death trap for users plying the axis and stressed that the bridge which also serve as a link bridge to other communities, namely Okun Ajah, Okun Mopo, Owonikoko, Lafiaji, Atican Beach and other roads, has brought undue hardship to the residents whose large population consists of traders, businessmen and women, public servants, professionals.

The lawmaker stated that students have been traumatized as a result the unpleasant experience resulting from the bridge collapse and it could consequently worsen revenue generation for the State as well as corporate and private individuals in the area.

Adams however reiterated the cause for the caving and imminent collapse of the bridge for dredging work around the lagoon and
waterfront within the area, hence making the waterways vulnerable to erosion and therefore seek the co-operation of the entire House to
call the Governor to direct Commissioner for Waterfront and Infrastructure to embark on channelisation of the waterways of the area.

However, the prayers were adopted as resolution of the House as the Lawmakers called on the Governors to direct the Commissioners for Works and Infrastructure, Physical Planning and Urban Development,
Environment, Waterfront and Infrastructure and relevant necessary government agencies to take immediate action to remediate the situation.

The Clerk was thereafter directed to carry the House resolution to the Governor.


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