Contrary to the news that went viral concerning Third Mainland Bridge Repair in Lagos, the Minister of Works, Housing and Power Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola has disclosed that the Bridge will only be closed for three days instead of the purported 27 Months.
The former Governor of Lagos State who made this known while speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily Programme, stressed that the close down is to allow contractors to have full access so as to ascertain the extent of damages and proceed with maintenance repairs.
Based on the assessment report, a date will thereafter be fixed for the total repair of the almost 30-year bridge.
The Minister noted that the bridge will be closed from traffic on the 27th of July 2018.
He however urges Nigerians to disregard the earlier reports, noting that other repair works are going on at the Niger Bridge, Eko bridge in Lagos and that of Kano simultaneously.