News/Events » FG, LAGOS TO SACK UNDER-BRIDGE SQUATTERS AND TRADERS. by: Obajichi(f) .:. Mon, 14 Nov, 2022 - 04:13:02:pm GMT
Officials of both governments say this is aimed at saving lives and protecting property.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and officials of the Lagos State Government made this known after inspecting Apongbon and Eko bridges in Lagos.
Fashola said efforts to quickly complete initial emergency rehabilitation on the Eko bridge slowed down when Apongbon bridge was affected by fire in March.
He said construction materials imported for the completion of Eko bridge were deployed to begin urgent repairs on the Apongbon bridge.
The Deputy Governor, Dr. Hamzat Obafemi who led the team , warned that quick action would be taken against all illegal occupants under the Eko bridge because their activities causes indie hardship on commuters as a result of the closure of the bridge.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr.Frederick Oladehinde, noted that the state and federal traffic regulatory agencies would collaborate towards managing traffic and diversion points.
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Re: FG, LAGOS TO SACK UNDER-BRIDGE SQUATTERS AND TRADERS. by: SamuelKingsley93(m) .:. Mon, 14 Nov, 2022 - 08:04:37:pm GMT
Well I don't it is a bad idea to move traders and squatters under bridge. But before doing that I think it is wise for the government to first find out the reason why the chose to stay there or sell there. An agreement should be bridge between the traders and the government. Maybe at the market there is no space for them or the environment of the market isn't conducive enough for them. Moving them from the bridge do show the beauty of the bridge, when the bridge is clouded it makes look like a market looking dirty and ugly.
Re: FG, LAGOS TO SACK UNDER-BRIDGE SQUATTERS AND TRADERS. by: Obajichi(f) .:. Tue, 15 Nov, 2022 - 10:58:49:am GMT
It may not be easy to do so considering how difficult it is to get a space for one to do business in Lagos and the homeless state of people in Lagos.
In the long run, it will be beneficial because many of them are used to perpetrate crimes.
I support this for the safety of lives in Lagos state.
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